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PROCEEDINGS 

OF 

THE GRAND LODGE 

OF TKF. 

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, 

CANADA. 



Thirty-]\[intli Annual gession 



HELD AT NIAGARA FALLS, 



COMMENCING AUGUST qth, 1893. 



TORONTO: 
DOMINION ODD FELLOW PRINT, 5 JORDAN STREET. 

1893. 



ADDRESSES OF THE OFFICERS 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO, I.O.O.F. 

Year Ending August, 1894. 



Joseph Oliver, Grand Master, 
W. H. Hoyle, Deputy Grand Master, - 
Thos. Woodyatt, Grand Warden, 
J. B. King, Grand Secretary, - 

42 King St. East. 

Wm. Badenach, Grand Treasurer, 

17 Leader Lane. 

Hy. Robertson, Grand Representative, 

P. E. Fitz-Patrick, Grand Representative, - 

J. McLurg, Grand Marshal, 

L. C. Pascoe, Grand Conductor, - 

M. L. Weber, Grand Guardian, 

Andrew Patterson, Grand Herald, 

Rev. F. W. Armstrong, Grand Chaplain, 

Rev. T. W. Jolliffe, Junior Past Grand Master, 



Toronto. 
Cannington. ' 
Brantford. 
Toronto. 

Toronto. 

collingwood. 
Hamilton. 
Woodstock. 
Belleville. 
Elmira. 
Waubaushene. 
Trenton. 
Campbellford. 



INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS. 

FRIENDSHIP, LOVE AND TRUTH. 



THIRTY-NINTH 

Annual Communication 



OF THE 



<3ranb Xobge of ©ntauo, 



HELD AT 



NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO. 



Niagara Falls, August 9th, 1893. 

The Grand Lodge convened at the Town Hall, Niagara 
Falls, at 9.30 a.m. 

Prior to the Grand Master calling the Grand Lodge to order, 
addresses of welcome were read by his Worship Mayor S. 
K. Binkley, on behalf of the town, and by Bro. S. D. Warren, on 
behalf of the Order in Niagara Falls, which were replied to by 
the Grand Master. The addresses and replies were as 
follows : — 

To the Grand Master, Grand Officers, Members and Representatives to\the 
Grand Lodge of the I.O.O.F. : 

As Noble Grand and Chairman of the Reception Committee of Niagara 
Falls Lodge, No. 53, it is my pleasing duty to welcome you to our town, and 
to extend to you the right hand of Fellowship. 

Niagara Falls Lodge, No. 53, was instituted on the 29th day of April, 
1869, with 7 charter members. Since then the Lodge has kept apace with 
the times, and during the interval Cataract Lodge, No. 103, branched 
from us, located at Drummondville now Niagara Falls South. Our present 
membership is 125. In May last, Esther Lodge, D. of R. , was instituted 



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and I am pleased to report are in a prosperous condition, starting out with a 
membership of 33. We are looking for an increase in membership at the 
present session of Grand Lodge. 

We appreciate the high honor you have conferred upon us by selecting 
Niagara Falls as the field for your deliberations. Our only regret is that we 
have been unable to do more to make your visit a pleasant one, but we hope 
you will overlook our shortcomings in that regard, and will nevertheless 
have an enjoyable session. 

S. D. WARREN, 
Noble Grand and Chairman Reception Committee. 

The Grand Master replied as follows : — 

To S. D. Warren, Esq., N.G. of Niagara Falls Lodge, No. jj, Chairman of 
Reception Committee : 

Dear Sir and Brother, — On behalf of the Grand Lodge of the Juris- 
diction of Ontario, I desire to reciprocate the kind and cordial sentiments 
expressed in the address you have just presented. I am pleased that we are 
met in a place where Odd Fellowship realizes its mission and is earnest in its 
work. You have passed beyond the day of small things, the night of your 
anxiety has gone and the morning has come radiant in its light and full in its 
promise of success. Your energy and enthusiasm is seen in the extension of 
the principles of our Order and in grasping the opportunity which presented 
itself of establishing another lodge in the suburbs, which I trust may with 
your own go on and prosper. The men who attempt great things and expect 
them are the men who succeed. 

Cherish the missionary spirit in the work of your lodge, and rest not until 
all the available material out of which good Odd Fellows are made has been 
exhausted. 

I am pleased also to notice that the Rebekah branch of the Order has 
here a habitation and a name. The world has been all too long in appreciating 
the work and worth of woman, though she has always been identified with 
every movement aiming at the uplifting of the race. We welcome the Sisters 
to a share in the good work we are trying to do, and I trust that the visit of 
our Grand Lodge to this place may be productive of much good to all. 

His Worship S. K. Binkley, Mayor, on behalf of the town, 
addressed the assembled brethren as follows : — 

To the Grand Master, Officers and Members Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.OF.: 

It is with pleasure I extend to you on behalf of our Municipal Corpora- 
tion a cordial and most hearty welcome to our town Especially is it 
gratifying to us that to-day for the first time in our history are we favoured 
with a meeting of the Grand Body representing a Society of such vast magni- 
tude as you possess — extending to almost every land — a Brotherhood banded 
together for the elevation of man. 

Not only as Chief Magistrate, but as a citizen, and in behalf of our 
people, I welcome you. Last year— 1892 — I, with Bro. P.G. William McFaul, 
was honoured from our Lodge Niagara Falls, No. 53, as Representatives to 
your session held in the city of Windsor, at which a most pleasant and 
profitable time was spent. On our way there the thought was suggested to 
invite the Grand Lodge to meet at Niagara Falls next year. With this inspi- 



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ration, the invitation was extended and heartily accepted by you, and to-day 
we realize its consummation (convened in this the 39th session of your noble 
Order) and further do we congratulate ourselves in having you with us to 
commemorate this, the most prosperous year of our history as a town. The 
inauguration of a High School, a building being erected on one of the most 
beautiful spots in Canada ; the Auditorium of Wesley Park, the building and 
grounds costing $25,000, which, when completed will be a credit to our town 
and the country at large ; the opening of the Niagara Park and River Elec- 
tric Railway, giving one of the most pleasant trips, commanding the grandest 
scenery to be found in the world. I might go on defining the many points 
of interest, the Maid of Mist steamers below the mighty cataract on which- 
the most wild and vivid view of the mighty torrent may be seen — the trip 
must be taken to be realized — and other points with which you will become 
acquainted. 

As a brother Odd Fellow, I greet you in Friendship, Love and Truth — 
" the tenets of our beloved Order." In them let us show not only in the 
Lodge room but in our intercourse with the world at large, that we are 
grateful to our Creator, true to our family and country, and fraternal to ou 
fellow-man ; ever keeping before us that first great teaching that we can be 
Odd Fellows only while we are like honest men. 

I wish to further add, that my desire is, and in this I only voice the wish 
of our people, that your visit to us may be pleasant and profitable, that you 
may carry away with you fond recollections that it was good that we met at 
Niagara Falls. May our Heavenly Father spare you in your Grand Chapter 
work. 

Allow me to extend to you the Freedom of the Town. 

S. K. BINKLEY, 

Mayor. 

The Grand Master acknowledged the address as follows : — 

S. K. Binkley, Esq., Mayor, Niagara Falls : 

Mr. Mayor, — I am persuaded that I voice the sentiments of every 
member of this Grand Lodge when I say that we appreciate the warmth of 
your welcome as uttered in your fraternal address to-day. 

It is an open secret, sir, that there were those of our number who during 
the past year seriously doubted, not the willingness, but the ability of the place 
to provide suitable accommodation for the members of this Grand body. But 
the mistake was ours ; we were not posted as to the size and capability of the 
town. Every Brother has found a home, and still you have room for more. 
The elaborate decorations on your streets, and the enthusiasm of the people, 
assure us that we made no mistake in deciding to hold the present session in 
your midst. 

Your public buildings, educational and ecclesiastical, area credit to you, 
while the railway facilities you enjoy must add largely to the importance of 
the place. We do not forget that we are on historic ground to-day, and our 
hearts thrill with gratitude when we remember that this Canada of ours shines 
as one of the brightest jewels in the crown of our beloved Queen. Odd Fellows 
have ever been loyal to the land in which they live ; and every man who be- 
lieves that our Order has a mission in helping to fraternize the race must be 
pleased to see the Union Jack and the Stars and Stripes waving side by side. 
The two great Christian nations they represent are to-day honoured and 
respected by the whole civilized world. 

You will be glad to learn that the past year has been one of the most 
prosperous in our history. The line of twenty thousand has been left behind, 
and our hopes are bright and our courage strong for the future. 



5450 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



Permit me again, sir, to thank you on behalf of my brethren, for the 
kindly words you have spoken. On every side we can see the evidence of 
your efforts made to secure our comfort while we are with you. You are a 
highly favoured people in this beautiful border town. Your industries are 
booming, your business men alert, and your ladies hospitable and handsome. 
It is no small advantage to live so near one of the greatest wonders of the 
world. Surely the lines have fallen to you in pleasant places and you have 
a goodly heritage. To see the wonders of Niagara the people come from 
every part of our own Dominion, from the Republic to the south of us, and 
from far beyond the sea. By your kindness we shall be permitted to-day to 
•look again upon this, perhaps the mightiest wonder in creation. In the long 
ages of the past, through the silence of the forest, has the mighty current 
rolled, and rushed, and roared, and the billows of the boiling rapids are to- 
day dancing to the music of the Falls as in the years that are gone. Amid 
such grand surroundings I feel assured that our stay will be pleasant, and I 
expect and predict that our conduct while among you will be such, that in 
the coming days the people of this good town may remember with pleasure 
the visit of the Grand Lodge of 1893. 

The Grand Master then called the Grand Lodge to order, 
and directed the Grand Marshal and Grand Conductor to ascer- 
tain if all present were qualified to remain. Their report being 
favourable and a quorum of Representatives being present, the 
Grand Master requested the Grand Chaplain to invoke the 
Divine blessing. 

The Rev. Bro. W. J. Sanders, Grand Chaplain, offered 
prayer : — 

OPENING PRAYER. 

Almighty and everlasting God, our Heavenly Father, we thank Thee that 
we are again permitted, in the multitude of Thy mercies, to meet in the 
Annual Session of our Grand Lodge. Vouchsafe Thy blessing to the Grand 
Master, Grand Officers and the members of this Grand Lodge ; and in all 
our business, even in the heat of debate, help us to remember that Thine all- 
seeing Eye is ever upon us, and may all things be done to the glory of Thy 
Name and the glory of our beloved Order. Remember, we pray Thee, in 
Thy loving kindness, the dear ones in the homes we have left for a time ; may 
they be safe under Thy Almighty protection, and in due time may we return 
to them in peace. Regard with Thy favour the widow, the fatherless and 
the orphan, and while we try to aid them by tender sympathy and active 
help, do Thou comfort and relieve them according to their several necessi- 
ties. We now commit ourselves to Thy loving care ; guide and direct us 
through life's journey, and save us all with an everlasting salvation. And to 
Thy name be all the praise, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall 
be, world without end. Amen. 

Whereupon the Deputy Grand Master, by direction of the 
chair, declared the Grand Lodge duly opened for the transac- 
tion of business. 

The Grand Secretary appointed Representative J. A. 
Young, of Thamesford Lodge, No. 258, as his assistant for the 
session. 



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The Grand Master appointed Representative Bro. A. S. 
Scott, of Enterprise Lodge, No. 218, as Official Reporter for the 
session, and Bro. , of Niagara Falls, No. 53, as Mes- 
senger. 

These appointments were approved by the Grand Lodge. 

The Grand Master named the following Committees : — 

On Credentials — 

Bro. J. B. King, Grand Sec. ; Reps. J. M. Henry, of Leam- 
ington Lodge, No. 140 ; W. A. Miller, of Orion Lodge, No. 109. 

On Election Returns — 

Reps. Jno. Donogh, P.G.M., Queen City Lodge, No. 56 ; J. 
B. Mclntyre, P.G.M., of Union Lodge, No. 16; and R. W. 
Bell, P.G.M., Otcnabee Lodge, No. 13. 

Bro. J. B. King, from the Committee on Credentials, made 
the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Brethren, — Your Committee on Credentials beg to submit the following 
report : — 

We find, on examining the returns of the several Lodges and Credentials 
submitted, that the following have been duly elected Representatives to the 
present Session. Your Committee have yet to complain that many Secre- 
taries have failed to comply with the requirements of the Grand Lodge to 
send a copy of the Credentials of their Representatives-elect two weeks prior 
to the Session. In a number of cases the Representative herein reported is 
not the same as entered on the return of the Lodge, but in such cases the 
resignation of the Representative and certificate of the election of his successor 
have been received in legal form. 

From latest returns and certificates received, the following are the duly 
accredited Representatives, and entitled as such to a seat in the Grand 
Lodge : — 

No. Name. Lodge. No. Location. 

2 1! y j Kendan! 1 "::: : : : : } Brock •• •• g Brockvme. 

3 F. R. Sargent \ 

4 W. J. Moore V-Cataraqui 10 Kingston. 

5 J- S. R McCann J 

6 R. W. Bell, P.G.M ) ~, , „. , , 

7 M. Mowry [ Otonabee 13 Peterboro'. 

8 J. B. Mclntyre, P.G.M. . 

9 N. A. Lindsay [Union 16 St. Catharines. 

10 C. J. Moore 



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[AUGUST 



No. Name. 

ii R. McPherson 

12 Hy. Y. Pickering 

13 Jno. B. Kitchen 

14 W. L. G. Snell 

15 Geo. Powell, }r 

16 jno. Hunter 

17 Wm. Cross 

18 J. F. Brown 

19 W. E. Cox 

20 J. H. Hoshal 

21 Jas. Woodyatt, P.G.M . . 

22 Thos. Woodyatt 

23 M. A. Craig 

24 A. J. Johnston 

25 A. W. Bell 

26 Archie Baird 

27 Wm. Box 

28 Wm. Maddiford 

29 R. J. C. Dawson 

30 W. H. Stephenson 

31 R. L Gosnell 

32 Hy. Baker 

33 Sam'l Towner 

34 Sam'l H. Weir 

35 E. Scultz 

36 A. Brunke 

37 F. C. Cassady 

38 W. Bushell 

39 J. R. Thomson 

40 C. Tucker 

41 T. B. S. Austin 

42 A. B. Holmes 

43 D. Moore 

44 C.J. Wall 

45 W. F. Howell 

46 F. Smith 

47 W. Menzies 

48 A. Coyell 

49 Geo. Geddes 

50 W. Sims 

5 1 Isaac Hord 

52 J. T. Hornibrook, P.G.M. 

53 H. Gilby 

54 J. R. Peckham 

55 Jno. Blair 

56 A. Chellen 

57 A. McFadden 

58 Henry Town 

59 Jno. Donogh, P.G.M 

60 A. A. Graham 

61 D. B. Brown 

62 O. L. Berdan 

63 W. E. Todd 

64 John Bullis 

65 G. W. Maxwell 

66 George Lee 



Lodge. 



No. 



Location. 



, Phoenix . 
Rose 

Chatham. 
Eureka . . 



Elgin, 
Erie. 
Gore 



Samaritan . , 
St. Mary's. 
Forest City, 
Rond Eau. , 



Avon. . . . 
Excelsior 



Frontier . . . 
Mount Zion 
Unity 

Dominion . . 



Canada, 



Otter 

^issell .. 
Covenant. 



I Niagara Falls. 



Collingwood 

Fidelity 

Queen City of Ontario 

Maple Leaf 

Howard 



> Kingston 



22 Oshawa. 

28 Amherstburg. 

29 Chatham. 

30 London. 

32 St. Thomas. 

33 Port Burwell. 

34 Brantford. 

35 Ingersoll. 

36 St. Mary's. 
38 London. 

40 Blenheim. 

41 Stratford. 

44 Hamilton. 

45 Windsor. 

46 Newbury. 

47 Hamilton. 

48 London. 

49 Toronto. 

50 Tilsonburg. 

51 Mitchell. 

52 Toronto. 

53 Niagara Falls. 

54 Collingwood. 

55 Seaforth. 

56 Toronto. 

57 Orangeville. 

58 Strathroy. 

59 Kingston. 



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«3 
84 
85 

86 

87 



92 
93 
94 
95 
96 

97 
98 

99 
100 
101 
102 
103 
104 
105 
106 
107 
108 



No. Name. 

67 Wm. James 

68 A. Jacobi 

69 W. Dickie 

70 Geo. Porter. , 

71 G H. Nairn 

72 Alex. Brownlee 

73 Geo. Vickers, Sr 

74 G. P. Henderson 

75 J. J. Mathews 

76 Alex. Simpson , 

77 Julius Roenigk 

78 Jno. Mclntyre 

79 Hy. Lambrook 

80 J. W. Shepperd 

81 Wm. Barr 

82 W. Macdiarmid, P.G.M. 

E.M. Clapp 

W. Robson , 

J. E. Farewell , 

J. J. Craig 

Geo. L. Taylor 

88 Jno. Nott 

89 Peter Brown 

90 Jno. Waddell 

91 S. W. Down 

J. H. Sinclair 

E. F. Waterhouse 

Hy. White 

J. H. Magill 

J. H.Bustin 

Wm. Jacobs 

Jas. Wilkins 

W. Row 

L. C. Pascoe 

Allan McFee 

J. A. Coon 

C. C. Eypps 

S. S. Cooper 

Richard Lee 

Harry Sneath 

G. B. Joy... 

W. H. Fletcher 

109 J. W. Grote 

no H. M. Bauslaugh 

in Jno. Mitchell 

112 Jno. J. Cormie 

113 Roderick McLeod 

114 Jno. Hamilton 

115 Jno. Flanagan 

116 R. Brockbank 

117 Wm. McKenzie 

118 A M. Lafferty 

119 J. D. McDermid 

120 Wm. Warnock 

121 Alex. Fraser 

122 Jacob Baltz 

123 J. L. Binns 



Lodge. 
Corinthian. . , 



No. Location. 

61 Oshawa. 



Huron 62 Goderich. 



Barrie 

Victoria 

Friendship 

Florence Nightingale. 

Exeter 

.North Star 

Hope 

Lucan 

The Toronto 



63 Barrie. 

64 Hamilton. 

65 Petrolea. 

66 Bowmanville. 

67 Exeter. 

68 Stayner. 

69 Harnetsville. 

70 Lucan 

71 Toronto. 



Eastern Star 72 Whitby. 



Fergus . . 
Bothwell 
Warriner 



73 Fergus. 

74 Bothwell. 

75 Port Perry. 



St. Thomas 76 St. Thomas. 



Oxford . . 

Durham 
Nipissing 

Amity . . . 



Belleville 



Beaver 

Clinton 

Walkerton. . . 
Constellation. 
Napanee 

Empire 



77 Ingersoll. 

78 Port Hope. 

79 Uxbridge. 

80 Prescott. 

81 Belleville. 

82 Ruthven. 

83 Clinton. 

84 Walkerton. 

85 Burgessville. 

86 Napanee. 

87 St. Catharines. 



Olive Branch 88 Woodstock. 



Reliance 

Ivy 

Grand River. , 

Milton 

Western City, 

Aylmer 

Nith , 

Grand Union, 
Minto 



89 Guelph. 

90 Parkhill. 

91 Paris. 

92 Milton. 

93 Chatham. 

94 Aylmer. 

96 New Hamburg. 

97 Berlin. 

98 Harriston. 



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No. Name. 

24 Geo. Lytle 

25 J. J. Manning 

26 H. W. Solmes 

27 J. K. Henderson 

28 W. R. Webb 

29 W. C. Smith 

30 Jno. Fotheringham. . . . 

31 A. Gillespie 

32 C. Saunders 

33 C. L. Mc Williams 

34 W. A. Dennis 

35 Hy. Barron 

36 W. A. Miller 

37 Chas. Collett 

38 D. H. Moore 

39 W. Hill 

40 A. Mcintosh 

41 D. Sheriff 

42 A. Ross 

43 Rev. F. W. Armstrong. 

44 Jno. Ormiston 

45 T. O. Middleton 

46 Geo. Toner 

47 Robt. Peirce 

48 S. M. Thomson 

49 W. Robinson 

50 F. A Latshaw 

51 W. Mitson 

52 Robt. Allen 

53 A. L. Shambleau 

54 D. Logan 

55 Jno. D. Shipley 

56 Wm. McKeith 

57 W. H. Pollock 

58 Jas. King, ]r 

59 W. H. Allen.. 

60 N. D. McCallum 

61 E. P. Bateley , 

62 F. M. Clark 

63 Jno. Cornelius 

64 N. McPhadden 

65 Peter Steep 

66 A. W. Easton 

67 Robt. Buzzard 

68 Jas. Harris 

69 Casper Ramey 

70 S. H. Glassford 

71 Wm. Russell 

72 Ch. H. Frost 

73 D. Matheson 

74 A. Bradshaw 

75 Jno. Corley 

76 Jas. Neil 

77 Jos. M. Henry 

78 M. G. Brethour 

79 O. Bigg 

80 W. R. Powers 

81 Ellerton Porter 

82 F. Eansor 



Lodge. No. 

Lindsay 100 

Golden Star 101 

Deseronto 102 

Cataract 103 

Crescent 104 

Manilla 105 

St. Clair 106 

Waterloo 107 

Royal Oak 108 

Orion 109 

Laurel no 

Peterboro' in 

Lucknow 112 

Trenton 113 

Gananoque 114 

Harmony 115 

Naomi 116 

Valley City 117 

Maitland 119 

Sydenham Valley ... . 120 

Saxon 121 

Streetsville 122 

Dresden 124 

Stella 125 

Sarnia 126 

Mizpah 127 

Charity 129 

Livingstone 130 

Marion 131 

Oakville 132 

Glencoe 133 

Orient 134 

Peaceful Dove 135 

Cobourg 136 

St. Lawrence 137 

Ancaster 138 

Garnet 139 

Leamington 140 

Concord 142 

BayofQuinte 143 

Ridgetown 144 



Location. 
Lindsay. 
Brampton. 
Deseronto. 
Niagara Falls, S. 

Hamilton. 

Manilla. 
Pt. Edward. 

Gait. 

Forest. 

Georgetown. 

Toronto. 

Peterborough. 



Lucknow. 
Trenton. 

Gananoque 

Brantford. 

Markham 

Dundas. 

Wingham. 

Wallaceburg. 

Ailsa Craig. 
Streetsville. 

Dresden. 

Carleton Place. 

Sarnia. 

Belleville. 

Sunderland. 

Thorold. 

Renfrew. 

Oakville. 

Glencoe. 

Welland. 

Cannington. 

Cobourg. 

Brockville. 

Ancaster. 
Mount Forest. 

Leamington. 

Kingsville. 

Picton. 

Ridgetown. 



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No. Name. 

183 Jno. S. Moir 

184 Wm. Hartley 

185 C. Collett 

186 Wm. Martin 

187 EliDetwiler 

188 J. M. McAllister.. 

189 Jno. E. Murray . . 

190 Jos. Symington... 

191 A. Fumerton 

192 S. Penncock 

193 E. McCormick 

194 J. Davidson 

195 R. A. Snider 

196 Geo. Brill 

197 W. K. Wlson..., 

198 J. E. Terh : une... 

199 H. Johnston 

200 E. Oliver 

aoi Jos. Casson 

202 Peter McNab 

203 T. Wicket 

204 Jos. Carmichael. . . 

205 T. B. Bentley 

206 Wm Laidlaw 

207 Geo. A. Henry . . . 

208 W. S. Ellis 

209 Alex. Kay 

210 W. T. Henry 

211 Jno. Steel 

212 J. G. Watson 

213 J. H. Powell -. 

214 A. E. Paulin 

215 W. H. Peart 

216 Jno. R. Orr 

217 Jas. White 

218 G. A. Ross 

219 Allen McFarlane. 

220 L. A. Brink 

221 Geo. Suggit 

222 H. Frochlich .... 

223 David Clayton . . . 



Lodge. No. 

Vivian 146 

Model 147 

Aurora 148 

. Western Star 149 

Sycamore 151 

Hayden 152 

Wildey 153 

Alpha 



Location. 
Arnprior. 
Wyoming. 
Aurora. 
Brussels. 
Arkona. 
Norwich. 
Granton. 



154 Almonte. 



225 Jno. Linton 

226 Geo. Grant 

227 Wm. Reid 

228 J. B. McMicken .. 

229 Rich Ross 

230 C. E. Holmes 

231 W. A. Smith 

232 Dan McMillan 

233 Isaac Unsworth... 

234 D. Robertson . . . . 

2 35 W. J. Cruickshank, 

236 D. W. McKay 

237 W. Acheson 

238 R. H. Row 

239 Jas. Duncan 



.Brougham 155 

Pyramid 156 

. Thamesville 157 

Progress 158 

Oak Leaf 159 

. Listowel 160 

Simcoe 161 

Oriental 163 

Romeo 164 

Beethoven 165 

Hillsburg 167 

Sutton 168 

Grey 169 

Denovo 170 

Alliston 171 

Penetangore 172 

Emerald 173 

Dolman 174 

Dauncey 176 

Montana 177 

Wellington Square ..* 178 

Madoc 179 

Owen Sound 180 

Tecumseh 182 

Teeswater 183 

Germania 184 

Dufferin 186 

Cambridge 188 

Parry Sound 189 

Chorazin 190 

Jarvis 191 

Howick 192 

Albert 



. Cicerone 195 

Florence 196 

Minerva 197 

Weston 200 

Beacon 201 

.Silver Star 202 



Whitevale, 

Newmarket. 

Thamesville. 

Guelph. 

Hamilton. 
Listowel. 
Simcoe. 
Cornwall. 

Stratford. 

Brooklin. 

Hillsburg. 

Sutton. 

Durham. 

Port Elgin. 

Alliston. 

Kincardine. 

Dunnville. 

Ayr. 

Thedford. 

Wroxeter. 

Burlington. 

Madoc. 

Owen Sound. 

Otterville. 

Teeswater. 

Waterloo. 

Flesherton. 
Preston. 
Parry Sound. 

London East. 

Jarvis. 
Gorrie. 



194 Toronto. 



Woodville. 

Florence. 

Hamilton. 

Weston. 

Port Colborne. 

Mil ver torn. 



Pembroke 203 Pembroke. 



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241 
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243 
244 
245 
246 

247 
248 
249 
250 
251 
252 
253 
254 
255 
256 

257 
258 
259 
260 
261 
262 
263 
264 
265 
266 
267 
268 
269 
270 
271 
272 
273 
274 
275 
276 

277 
278 
279 
280 
281 
282 
283 
284 
285 
286 
287 
288 
289 
290 
291 
292 
293 
294 
295 
296 



Name. 



Lodge. 



No. 



Location. 



H. H . Worden Acton 204 Acton. 

W. S. Given ) .,. 

AdamMcGill } Ahiram 2 ° 5 

Hugh H. McLean Silver City 206 

A. H. Blackeby Egremont 207 

Geo. Thompson Millbank 209 

Jas. Armstrong Brucefield 210 

F. Chittick Lilly 211 

Homer Miles Argyll 212 

Thos. Upton Clifford 214 

T. S. Prodhomme Freestone 215 

M. L. Webber Elmira 216 

M1fc::::::::.1 ««■»'**«- 

Thos. Robinson ) x? A o 

A.S.Scott...., [Enterprise 218 

Andrew Patterson Georgian Bay 219 

J . A. Smith Woodslee 220 

W. Halliday Chesley 221 

W. Caldwell Hensall 223 

J. H. Parnell } rk ,, 

F.W.May f ° ttawa 

D. Walker Merlin 226 

J. A. McDonald Sauble 227 

A.B. Hurrell 

F. Bowen 

Alex. Mcintosh Embro Star 229 

Robt. Gray Prince of Wales 230 

Allan M. Bock Elora 231 

D. J. Almas Equity 232 

John Telford Hanover 233 

I no. Clark Ilderton 234 

j?s a E S Bt^e;:::.v;;::.1water fo rd 235 

H. West Acorn 236 

J. L. Gallagher Farmersville 237 

W.R. Mathers ) OA . ,. 

J Stirling 239 



Paisley. 

Tiverton. 

Kerwood. 

Millbank. 

Brucefield. 

Dorchester St'n. 

Napanee. 

Clifford. 

Beamsville. 

Elmira. 

217 Mount Brydges. 

Essex Centre. 

Waubaushene. 
S. Woodslee. 
Chesley. 
Hensall. 

224 Ottawa. 

Merlin. 
Tara. 



International 22J 



W. H. Hubble 

A. W. Cameron 

T. A. Hood 

R. Hawkins 

R. Craig 

Jno. B. Reid Wilton 

H. B. Dawson Port Arthur 

Jno. H. Dickinson Thornbury . 

V. Buell Mallorytown 

E. R. Robbins Orillia 

Jno. Waldon Gordon 

J. B. Ferris 

G. Gillespie 

Jas. Birchard Beaverton 249 

J . W. Holme Ridgley 250 

Moses J. Dickie Bracebridge 251 

A. E. Middleton Floral 252 

R. E. Walker Caledonia . 253 

D. H. Mcintosh Alba 254 

F. J . Marshall Grand Valley 256 



Interna'l B'dge. 

Embro. 

Toronto 

Elora. 

Hagersville. 

Hanover. 

Ilderton. 

Waterford. 

Camlachie. 
Athens. 

Stirling. 



Carleton 240 Ottawa. 

Rideau 241 Smith's Falls. 

Toronto 

Port Arthur. 

Thornbury. 

Mallorytown. 

Orillia. 

Palmerston, 

Campbellford. 

Beaverton. 

Oil Springs. 

Bracebridge. 

Toronto. 

Caledonia. 

Pakenham. 

Grand Valley. 



... 242 

... 243 

244 

... 245 

.... 246 

... 247 

Campbellford 248 



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5457 



No. Name. 

297 J. S. Milloy 

298 J. A. Young 

299 Joel McLeod, Jr 

300 Thos. Spence (of Gore 34) . 

301 S. D. Watt 

302 George Barnes \ 

303 A.J. Holmes J 

304 E. Gear 

305 F. Nettleton 

306 H. H. Neilson 

307 Joel Barlow 

308 Wm. Jule 

309 J. T. Campbell 

310 Jas. W. Campbell 

311 Jas. McClurg \ 

312 J. R. Armitage J 

313 E. E. Tohnstone 

314 E. W. Ross 

315 Geo R. Cumming 

316 B. F. Doxee 

317 J. Porter 

318 D. Wilkinson 

319 A. B. McRae 

320 Thos. Hayne 

J. K. Pearce 

G. W. Griffith 

F. A. Tallman 

A. B. Cracknell 

A. W. Watson 

E. V. Pooler 

W. Bowen 

A. W. Reveler 

329 J no. Humberstone 

330 J. G. Gillespie 

331 S. A. Smith 

332 R. S. Richardson 

333 A. Humphrey 

334 T. A. Wilson 

335 Wilber Sherry 

336 G. E. Post 

337 Fred Gallegher 

338 R. J. Stewart 

339 A. T. Smith 



Lodge. No. 

Credit 257 



Location. 
Erin. 



Thamesford 258 Thamesford. 



321 
322 
323 
324 
325 
326 

327 
328 



Lynden 259 

Meaford 260 

Gold Hill 261 

Norwood 262 

East Toronto 263 

Fraternity 264 

Delta 265 

Messanabie 266 

Algoma 267 

Stanley 268 

Woodstock 269 

Lansdowne 270 

North Bay 271 

Lakeview 272 

Hastings 273 

Midland 274 

Fairy 275 

Sheard 276 

Lambtori 277 

Rockliffe 278 

Grenville 279 

Balmoral 280 

Arthur 281 

Sudbury 282 

Earnscliffe 283 

Lyn 284 

Morewood 285 

Ripley 287 

Chesterville 288 

Glan worth ..... .... 289 

Tweed 290 

Rodney 291 

Minnetonka 292 

Thomasburg 293 

Broadview .... 294 

Manotick 295 

Pontypool 296 

Mayflower 297 



Lynden. 
Meaford. 

Rat Portage. 

Norwood. 

East Toronto. 

Perth. 

Delta. 

Chapleau. 

F. William East 

Lanark. 

Woodstock. 

Lansdowne. 

North Bay. 

W. Toronto June. 

Hastings. 

Midland. 

Huntsville. 

New Dundee. 

Brigden. 

Ottawa. 

Kemptville 

Merrickville. 

Sault Ste. Marie. 

Sudbury. 

Janeville. 

Lyn. 

Morewood. 

Ripley. 

Chesterville. 

Glanworth. 

Tweed 

Rodney. 

Keewatin. 

Thomasburg. 

Toronto. 

Manotick. 

Pontypool. 

Parham. 



Your Committee find that Bro. Dr. Parnell is one of the Representatives 
of Ottawa Lodge, as shown by the returns of the Lodge, but a letter has been 
received with a certificate stating that Bro. W. Prenter was elected at a meet- 
ing subsequent to the regular night of election. The matter was laid before 
the Grand Master, who decided that Bro. Dr. Parnell is the legally elected 
Representative. 

Your Committee therefore recommend his recognition as Representative. 

The name of Bro. James McNally appears as one of the regularly elected 
Representatives of Aylmer Lodge, No. 94, but a telegram has been received 
stating that J. D. McDiarmid takes the place of Bro. McNally, who has re- 
signed. 



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Your Committee recommend that Bro. McDiarmid be admitted as a Re- 
presentative of that lodge. 

Your Committee submit the following ; — 

Resolved, — That the Representatives herein named be now confirmed, 
and that those who are now present be admitted and instructed in the 
Grand Lodge Degree. 

Resolved, — That the Past Grands named herein who are present be also 
admitted and instructed in the Grand Lodge Degree. 

Resolved,--Tha.t all Representatives and Past Grands herein named who 
may not be now present be instructed in the Grand Lodge Degree in the 
ante-room upon being vouched for by a member of this Committee. 

Resolved, — That this report be adopted. 



Respectfully submitted. 



J. B.KING, 
J. M. HENRY, 
W. A. MILLER. 



The roll was now called, when the following /Grand Officers 
and 329 Representatives answered to their names : 

OFFICERS : 

Rev. T. W. Jolliffe, Bowmanville, - - Grand Master. 

Joseph Oliver, Toronto, .... Deputy Grand Master. 

W. H. Hoyle, Cannington, - - - Grand Warden. 

J. B. King, Toronto, --..-. Grand Secretary. 

Wm. Badenach, Toronto, - Grand Treasurer. 

W. H. Cole, Brockville, . . - Grand Representative. 

Hy. Robertson, Collingwood, - - - Grand Representative. 

0. E. Fleming, Windsor, - Grand Marshal. 
Robert Meek, Kingston, ... - Grand Conductor. 
A. Mitchell, Bowmanville, - Grand Guardian. 

1. B. Aulph, Bracebridge, - - - Grand Herald. 
Rev. Wm. J. Sanders, Manilla, - Grand Chaplain. 

P. E. Fitz-Patrick, Hamilton, - - - Junior Past Grand Master. 

The Grand Master appointed Reps. W. H. Cole, P.G.M., S. 
H. Glassford, and Samuel Towner, Committee on Distribution of 
subject matter in the several reports to appropriate Committees. 

The Grand Secretary, on request of the chair, rose to read 
the Minutes of the last session, when on motion the Minutes 
as printed in the Journal of Proceedings were adopted as so 
printed. 

The Grand Master, Rev. Bro. T. W. Jolliffe, presented and 
read his annual address, which was on motion referred to the 
Committee on Distribution. 



GRAND MASTER'S REPORT. 



To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I. O.O.F. : 

Grand Officers and Representatives, — In the order of 
a well-arranged Providence we are permitted once again to 
assemble in annual session. Our first thought is one of grati- 
tude to God for the mercies enjoyed and the blessings bestowed 
during another year. The circumstances by which we are 
to-day surrounded are favorable. A goodly measure of success 
has crowned the work of the past year, and we look hopefully 
into the future. In accordance with the custom and require- 
ment of our laws I herewith submit for your consideration a 
report of the Official year, together with some of the many 
decisions given by me during that time, also some suggestions 
which I sincerely hope may be of service to us in the noble 
work in which we are engaged. 

I. — NEW LODGES. 

It is only reasonable to expect in a young country like our own 
where villages are developing into towns, and towns growing 
into cities, that applications should be sent in from time to time 
asking new Lodges to be formed in those localities where the 
banner of Oddfellowship had not yet been unfurled. The fol- 
lowing Lodges have been instituted since the last report was 
presented. 

ist. Minnetonka, No. 292, Keewatin. Instituted Sept. 2ist y 
1892, by J. Giffen Clarke, D.D.G.M. This Lodge starts out 
with very fair prospects of doing good work for the Order. 

2nd. Thomasburg Lodge, No. 293, at Thomasburg. In- 
stituted by the Grand Master, on the 26th of Sep., 1892. A 
great deal of enthusiasm was shown at the opening of this Lodge. 
Brethren came from Belleville, Campbellford, Hastings, Nor- 
wood, Tweed, Madoc and other points to assist at the Institution 
and encourage by their presence ; thirty-seven were initiated, 
and the number has been increased by many members since 
that time. 

3rd. Broadview Lodge, No. 294. Instituted by the Grand 
Master, on the 19th of Dec, 1892. If a good locality, excellent 
hall, and working members mean anything we may expect to 
hear of progressive work for the Order here. 



5460 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



4th. Manotick, No. 295, Manotick. Instituted March 24th, 
1893, ^ Bro. H. C. Reynolds, D.D.G.M. The report received 
in reference to this new Lodge was most encouraging in its 
character, and if they continue as they have begun will soon 
make a good record. 

5th. Pontypool, No. 296. Instituted on the 25th of April, 
by the Grand Master. This Lodge is located at Pontypool on 
the C.P.R. The village is not large, but the Lodge has in it 
many of the best citizens, including two medical men, clergymen 
and the business men of that place ; the membership is upwards 
of forty and more to follow. 

6th. Mayflower Lodge, No. 297. Instituted by Bro. A. T. 
Smith, D.D.G.M. Judging from reports received and opinions 
expressed by those who are familiar with the neighborhood, a 
fairly good Lodge may be built up at Parham. They have with 
commendable zeal erected a hall which will soon be ready for 
dedication. 

7th. Comber Lodge, No. 298. Instituted on the 20th July, 
by Gordon E. Pulford, D D.G.M. The village of Comber is on 
the M.C.R., some 30 miles east of Windsor; it is a growing place 
and will furnish material to build up a good Lodge. Great dis- 
cretion has been shown in reference to admission of members. 
The present membership is twenty-nine, with more in sight. 

I would respectfully suggest that Charters be granted to these 
Lodges. I have placed them in the following Districts : — 
Minnetonka Lodge, No. 292 Keewatin, District No. 48 



Thomasburg 

Broadview 

Manotick 

Pontypool 

Mayflower 

Comber 



293 ... .Thomasburg, " " 33 

294 Toronto, " "19 

295 ... .Manotick, " " 39 

296. ... Pontypool, " "33 

297. .. .Parham, " "36 

298 Comber, " " 1 



II. REBEKAH DEGREE LODGES. 

I am pleased to say that this branch of the Order also has 
enioyed a year of prosperity, as the following list of new Lodges 
will show : 

1st. Flora, No. 21, was instituted at Sault Ste. Marie on the 
2nd Nov., 1892, by Bro. A. B. Cracknell, D.D.G.M. 

2nd. Lucknow, No. 22. Instituted 9th Dec, 1892, by J. B. 
King, Grand Secretary. 

3rd. lnglewood, No. 23, at Waterford, on the 27th Dec, 1892. 
Instituted by Bro. John Waddell, P.G., of St. Thomas. 

4th. Prudence, No. 24, located at Brantford. Instituted 
Feb. 24th, 1893, by Bro. R. Brockbank, of Paris. 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5461 



5th. Alberta, No. 25, Kincardine. Instituted on the 27th 
April, 1893, by Grand Secretary King. 

6th. Ivey, No. 26, Gait. Instituted April 28th, 1893, bySis- 
ter Alma Brill, of Guelph. 

7th. Esther, No. 27, Niagara Falls. Instituted May 18th, 
1893, by Sister Esther Fraser, of Windsor. 

8th. Colfax, No. 28, Sarnia. Instituted May 29th, by Bro. 
John Gibson, P.G.M. 

9th. At the Well, No. 29, Almonte. Instituted June the 
10th, by Bro. P. McCallum, D.D G.M. 

10th. Aberdeen, No. 30, Deseronto. Instituted July 6th, 
by Sister E. Lee, D.D. G.M. , of Kingston. 

Judging from the reports sent me by those who were charged 
with the duty of instituting these Lodges I anticipate that each 
one will render a good account of itself. 

III. — COMMITTEES. 

The following Committees have been appointed during re- 
cess : — 

* Committee on Laws of Subordinates : — Bros. W. A. Raw- 
lings, P.G., of St. Catharines; D. Robertson, P.G., of St. Cath- 
arines ; and J. A. Morton, P.G., of Wingham. 

Committee on General Purposes (formerly Printing and 
Supplies) : — Bros. W. F. Mountain, P.G., of Toronto ; W. Baden- 
ach, Grand Treasurer, of Toronto ; J. B. King, Grand Secretary, 
of Toronto. 

Auditor : — Bro. A. C. Stewart, P.G., of London. 

On Fraternal Correspondence :— Bro. Henry Robertson, 
P.G.M. , of Collingwood. 

On Odd Fellows' Relief Association : — Bros. John Donogh, 
P.G.M., of Toronto; L. C. Pascoe, P.G., of Belleville ; W. W. 

Wood, P.G., of B^ockville. 
■ 
On Reduction of Representatives : — Bros. John Donogh, P. 
G.M., of Toronto; J. B. Mclntyre, P.G.M., of St. Catharines; 
Jno. W r elsh, P.G.P., of Stratford ; Thos. Woodyatt, P.G.P., of 
Brantford ; T. C. Lazier, P. G., of Belleville. 

* It will be observed that there are only three on this Committee instead 
of five as formerly. It was found that three could do the work as efficiently 
as five, with less expense to the Grand Lodge. 



5462 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



Committee on Insurance: — Bros. Hy. Robertson, P.G.M., 
of Collingwood ; W. PL Cole, P.G.M., of Brockville ; John 
Donogh, P.G.M., of Toronto ; J. B. King, Grand Secretary, of 
Toronto ; Wm. Badenach, Grand Treasurer, of Toronto ; Wm. 
H. Hoyle, Grand Warden, of Cannington ; J. McLurg, M.D., 
P.G., of Woodstock. 

Committee on Celebration Semi-Centennial : — Bros. T. W. 
JollifFe, Grand Master, of Campbellford ; John Donogh, P.G.M., 
of Toronto; J. Oliver, D.G.M., of Toronto; W. H. Hoyle, 
G.W., of Cannington. 

Committee on Souvenir for Members: — Bros. J. B. King, 
Grand Secretary, of Toronto; A. A. Graham, D.D.G.M., of 
Toronto ; Alf. Coyell, P.G , of Toronto. 

IV. — CERTIFICATES. 

During the year the following certificates were granted to 
members of defunct Lodges : — 

1892. 

Sept. 13. T. Dorland Smith.. Port Stanley Lodge, No. 95 Port Stanley. 

" 13. David Watt Peabody " 99 ... .Water ford. 

" 22. Wm. Glover Temple " 238. . . . Penetang. 

Nov. 4. C. R. Reynolds. .. .Lome " 175. .. .West Lome. 

Dec. 5. E. F. Rymal Mystic " 128 Waterdown. 

" 5. A. H. Robson " " " .... 

" 5. Ferdinand Slater... " " " .... 

" 5. Henry Clark " " " 

5. Wm. Clark " " " 

" 5. Chas. Raspberry. .. . " " " .... " 

5. W. O. Serley " " " .... 

1893. 

Feb. 13. Philip Usher Ark " 191 ... .Springfield. 

Mar. 16. Rev. John Veale. .. .Palmerston " 123. . . .Palmerston. 

May. 18. David Heron. Mystic " 128. .. .Waterdown. 

V. DISPENSATIONS. 

Applications have been made by several Lodges to wear 
regalia on Anniversary occasions, Decoration ceremonies, &c. 
In each case the permission was granted. 

VI. ANNIVERSARY. ^ 

I issued at the proper time the usual Anniversary proclama- 
tion. Am glad to know that it was so largely and appropriately 
observed. 

VII. — ODD FELLOWS' RELIEF ASSOCIATION. 

This Association under the able Presidency of Bro. Dr. Fife 
Fowler, P.G.M., and the efficient management of Bro. R. Meek, 
P.G., the Secretary, has gone forward by leaps and bounds, and 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5463 



the past year has been the best in its history. The rapidly 
increasing membership and the ever-growing Reserve Fund 
speak volumes in favor of the skill with which it is managed. 
By a careful selection of its risks the death rate has been low, 
while the continual influx of young men has had the effect of 
keeping the average age at about the same figure as that of ten 
years ago. I had the opportunity of attending the annual meet- 
ing at Kingston. The report was most encouraging and augurs 
well for the future of the Association. The large attendance at 
the meeting, especially of those from a distance, was proof of the 
genuine interest that is being taken in the work of the Associa- 
tion. Every man who lays claim to a reasonable share of 
intelligence will admit the desirability of making some provision 
for dependent ones in case the bread-winner is taken away. I 
do not know of any similar institution (all things considered) 
which is to-day offering insurance with terms as favorable and 
rates as low as those which obtain in the Odd Fellows' Relief 
Association. May it go on and prosper in its noble work. 



VIII. DECORATION DAY. 

There are few things better calculated to make a favorable 
impression on the minds of those who are not members of the 
Order than the annual observance of the custom of decorating 
the graves of our departed brothers. Every year the custom 
is becoming more prevalent and in many places the day selected 
by the Odd Fellows for decorating the graves of their dead is 
set apart as the civic holiday, and the people generally take 
advantage of it to deck the graves of their own dead. It has 
been my privilege during the year to be present at Bowmanville 
and Peterboro' on Decoration Day. At the former place there 
was a large turnout of the citizens and much interest was mani- 
fested. At the latter place some thousands of people were 
present to witness the ceremony. At each place I delivered an , 
address suitable to the occasion and believe good results will 
follow. I trust that our brethren everywhere throughout the 
jurisdiction will see to it that this beautiful custom shall be 
fittingly observed. 

IX. OFFICIAL VISITS. 

I have endeavoured to do what seemed possible along this 
line during the year. Pressure of work in connection with a 
heavy pastoral charge at Bowmanville often compelled me to 
say no when my heart said yes in response to numerous invi- 
tations. It was a matter of regret to me that I had to refuse 



5464 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



invitations from Ottawa, Hamilton and other centres. Knowing 
that I could only make a limited number of visits, I tried to 
select those places where it appeared to me I could do the 
greatest amount of good. Every place I visited I was received 
courteously and kindly, and to the best of my ability advocated 
and defended the principles of Oddfellowship. The many 
letters I have received from tfye Lodges in those places to which 
I have gone have led me to believe that some good has accrued 
to the Order as the direct result of work done in this way. 

September 27th. — Visited Thomasburg for the purpose of 
instituting new Lodge. Was hospitably entertained at the 
comfortable home of Bro. J. R. Orr, at Madoc, who, in company 
with other brethren, drove me out to • Thomasburg, 16 miles 
distant. There I found Grand Secretary King, D.D.G.M.'s 
Doxsee and Stuart, and a host of others ready to help in the 
work. The institution, initiation, election, installation of 
officers, &c, kept us busy till 3.30 in the morning. The kindly 
feeling evinced by brethren from Belleville, Tweed, Madoc, 
Campbellford, Norwood, and other places, was seen in the large 
attendance of the brethren. Indeed so many were crowded into 
the Lodge room that sixty had to retire before the degrees were 
conferred. This was a matter of regret, as many of them had 
travelled all the way from Belleville to be present at the institu- 
tion. This Lodge started right and continues to prosper. 

Oct. 4. — Visited Eastern Star Lodge, Whitby ; by arrange- 
ment Grand Secretary King was also present. Trouble had 
arisen in the Lodge, consequent on the expulsion of a Bro. 
Thompson. Bro. A. R. Rowland claimed the expulsion and 
trial preceding it were irregular and unjustifiable. After a long 
and patient investigation, we found that the action of the Lodge 
was perfectly legal, and the steps taken by them were the only 
ones that could properly be taken. However much we may feel 
disposed to sympathize with a man, yet when a brother is guilty 
of conduct unbecoming an Odd Fellow, and he persists in his 
attempts to create discord, he should be made to step down and 
out. Bro. King and I addressed the Lodge at some length. 
The Whitby brethren have had their own share of trouble with 
some refractory members, but for them we trust the night is 
passed and the morning of a better day has come. 

Oct. 6. — Took the train for Berlin on my way to New Dundee, 
to lecture in the interests of our Order there. A minister (who 
ought to have known better) had come over from Boston and 
had spent some weeks in the neighborhood holding meetings for 
the purpose of denouncing secret societies, particularly Oddfel- 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 54(55 



lowship. Bro. Bowden had, previous to my visit, written an 
excellent letter in defence of our principles. This appeared in 
a local paper, and Oddfellowship was being discussed warmly. 
I found a crowded church ; many of those who were present 
were by no means friendly to the Order. For two hours they 
gave me a careful hearing. I then proposed that they should 
question me and I would, if possible, answer them frankly and 
fully. Only a couple of questions were asked ; these were satis- 
factorily answered, and I trust this visit was productive of good. 
I have written some lengthy replies to Mr. Stoddard's intemper- 
ate and vicious attacks on the Order, which have been kindly 
published by the Waterloo Chronicle. 

Oct. 18. — I visited Otonabee Lodge, Peterboro' — a live Lodge, 
well officered and good attendance. I gave an address on the 
" Mystery and Mission of Oddfellowship," which was well 
received. After adjournment, partook of an excellent oyster 
supper in an adjoining room, and a very pleasant time was spent. 

Nov. 23. — Attended an At Home given in the new hall, 
Toronto, by the Rebekahs; a good programme was well rendered, 
after which I gave a twenty-minutes address on the Rebekah 
work. 

Dec. 6. — Went to Manilla, the Lodge in that place having 
invited me to give an address at a concert to be held in the 
Methodist Church. The attendance was good. Bro. W. H. 
Hoyle, the Grand Warden, was also present and gave a very 
practical and eloquent address on " The Benefits Arising from 
Oddfellowship." I endeavored to follow up on the same line. 
The hearty thanks of those present were tendered Bro. Hoyle 
and myself. I was driven to and from the station and kindly 
entertained at the home of the Methodist minister, Rev. Mr. 
Power. 

The next day drove over to Cannington and was made wel- 
come to the comfortable home of Grand Warden Hoyle and his 
genial wife. While there, arranged to pay an official visit 
to Cannington at another time. 

Dec. 19. — Instituted Broadview Lodge, in the City of 
Toronto ; was ably assisted by P.G M. Donogh, D.G.M. 
Oliver, Grand Secretary King, D. D.G.M. Graham, G.T. 
Badenach, and many other brethren of the city, whose praise is 
in all the Lodges, and who are veritable hustlers when there is 
work to be done. Practical speeches were given by several of 
the visitors, followed by a little talk from myself on " How to 
Build up a Prosperous Lodge." We retired to rest at an early 



5460 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



hour that morning. Broadview has wonderful possibilities 
within reach and no doubt will make good use of her advantages. 
Jan. 12, 1893. — This was a red-letter day in the his- 
tory of Oddfellowship in Toronto. The occasion being 
the dedication of the magnificent Temple erected as a 
home for the Order. After an enjoyable drive through 
the city the ceremony of dedication followed. This was 
conducted by our own Dr. CI. T. Campbell, Grand 
Sire. It was a pleasant thing that this beautiful building was 
to be dedicated during his term of office. The Oration was 
delivered by Bro. the Hon. J. W. Stebbins, Deputy Grand Sire, 
Rochester, N.Y. It was clear in conception, beautiful in 
thought and eloquent in language, and will live long in the mem- 
ory of those who were fortunate enough to be there. The brief 
address of Grand Sire Campbell was also a gem. May both 
these honored brethren long live to help on the noble work. In 
the evening a banquet was given and the whole affair reflected 
very great credit on those who planned and carried it to such a 
successful issue. After dinner, addresses were given by Grand 
Sire Campbell, Deputy Grand Sire Stebbins, P.G.M's. Fitz- 
Patrick, Mclntyre, Robertson, Donogh ; P.C.P. Jno. Welsh, 
Stratford, the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Grand 
Warden, Grand Secretary King, Grand Treasurer Badenach. 
If I have omitted the name of any Brother who took part in the 
speaking I must here and now ask his pardon, as I cannot at 
this writing lay my hand on the memorandum. 

March 7. — Visited Cannington to take part in a concert and 
entertainment given by the Odd Fellows in the town hall. The 
attendance was good ; the programme creditable indeed. I 
spoke for half an hour on "The Object and Aim of Oddfellow- 
ship." Such gatherings as these may be made very useful in the 
interests of the Order. Grand Warden Hoyle, succeeds in 
keeping Oddfellowship well to the front in Cannington. 

March 10. — Went to Gait where I was well entertained by 
Bro. Blackeby and his good wife. In the evening I met a num- 
ber of the brethren in the Lodge-room and gave an informal 
talk on " Our Work." 

On Sunday, the nth, I had the pleasure of preaching to the 
brethren in the large Methodist Church ; the building was filled 
and we had an excellent service. A kindly-worded letter sent 
me soon after my visit leads me to hope that much good to the 
Lodge may be the outcome of my pleasant visit to Gait. 

17. — I visited Oshawa to attend an " At Home " given by 
the Rebekahs of that town. The meeting was not a large one. 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5467 



Evidently the brethren of that good town are not very enthusias- 
tic in the work of the Rebekahs. D.D.G.M. Warren and a few 
others encourage the Sisters all they can. Brethren rally to the 
help of the Rebekahs. I spoke at some length on the " Worth 
and Work of Woman," and hope my visit was not in vain. 

March 29. — Attended meeting at Cobourg Lodge, 136. Gave 
an address to the brethren, who filled the Lodge-room ; later in 
the evening attended a banquet given by the Lodge. The 
menu was excellent and all tried to make the occasion a pleasant 
one. Fitting addresses were given by three resident ministers, 
two medical men, and a number of local lights in the Lodge. 
I gave another address on " Our Work as Odd Fellows." The 
D.D.G.M., Bro. Hamly, and a number of others were present 
from Port Hope, Bowmanville and other places. 

April 8. — Visited Campbellford, and on the following day 
preached to the Odd Fellows in the Methodist Church there. 
The turn-out was very creditable ; visitors were present from 
West Toronto Junction, Norwood, Hastings and Sterling. After 
service, accompanied the brethren to the Lodge-room, where I 
was cordially thanked for the sermon ; following that, I made a 
few practical remarks to the brethren. I am indebted to Bro. 
J. B. Ferris, P.G., for kindness shown me while in Campbell- 
ford. 

April 12. — Visited Florence Nightingale Lodge, Bowman- 
ville ; saw the second degree conferred in a very efficient man- 
ner. This is a good Lodge and has in it many zealous wide- 
awake members. Addressed the Lodge " On the work we are 
trying to do." 

April 25. — Went to Pontypool to institute a new Lodge in 
that village. The Grand Secretary was also present and lent 
us valuable aid in the work. A large number came down in a 
special car from Peterboro, bringing with them their parapher- 
nalia, also the goat, which afforded a great deal of amusement 
to the small boys of the village. The team from Peterboro' took 
charge of the Initiatory work and the conferring of the degrees. 
It would be a difficult matter to get a team together who would 
be able to take the palm from the Peterboro' boys. My wish 
was that brethren from Lodges where the work is done in a 
loose, slipshod way could have been present and they would have 
discovered beauties in Oddfellowship they never dreamed of. 

April 28. — Accepted invitation, and was present at an " At 
Home " given by the members of Florence Nightingale Lodge. 



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A choice programme, musical and literary, was presented 
Cake, fruit, lemonade, etc., were served, after which I delivered 
an address on " The Reason why I am an Odd Fellow." 

April 30. — In the morning I preached to the brethren of 
No. 66 in my own church, on the parable of the " Good 
Samaritan." Tried to emphasize the special teaching therein 
contained, viz : " Take Care of Him." A good collection was 
given for a charitable object. 

June 8. — Accompanied by the Grand Secretary from Bow- 
manville, went to Stirling, where I had been invited to lay the 
foundation stone of a new Presbyterian Church. We were joined 
at Peterboro by Dr. Bell, P.G.M. A procession was formed 
from the station at Stirling to the site of the new church. After 
laying the stone with appropriate ceremonies, I gave an address 
suitable to the occasion. After dinner a platform meeting was 
held on the agricultural grounds. Good addresses were given 
by Rev. Bros. McFarlane and Taylor, Grand Secretary King, 
Grand Warden Hoyle, and P.G.M. Bell. I also had the op- 
portunity of speaking again. The day was pleasant ; everything 
passed off agreeably and I was informed the total proceeds 
netted the church about $600, including a purse of eighty dollars 
given by the Odd Fellows. A neat silver trowel was presented 
to me, which will be treasured as a reminder of what was to me 
a very enjoyable day. I have been requested to be present at 
the opening of the church. I intend (D.V.) to be there. 
In the evening of the same day we visited the Peterboro 
Lodge ; the attendance was good and the Brothers enthusiastic. 
Bro. King and I spoke at some length to the brethren, who gave 
us a right royal welcome. 

July 4. — Visited Campbellford Lodge, No. 248. Assisted by 
D.D.G.M. Doxsee, of Hastings, I installed the officers, and gave 
a little talk to the brethren. Taking into account the size of 
the place and the large number of societies in it, I should say 
this Lodge is doing very well. 

July 7. — Visited Peterboro' to take part in the Decoration 
ceremony. The interest was general ; thousands of people were 
gathered in the cemetery to witness the beautiful and imposing 
ceremony. After the graves had been decorated, addresses 
were given by the local clergy and the Grand Master. I felt 
glad that I belonged to an Order whose ministries cease not 
with this life, but which continues its watchful care over the 
resting places of the silent dead. 

July 10. — Visited Queen City Lodge, Toronto, and address- 
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and in order. In company with Bro. A. A. Graham, D.D.G.M., 
I then visited Laurel Lodge. Two candidates were initiated 
in a creditable manner. This Lodge a few months ago was so 
low that its best friends for a while dispaired of its life, but 
lately a number of young, active men have been brought into the 
Lodge and they are steadily rising to a good position. 

July 17. — In company with Bro. Morton, of 248, I visited 
No. 273, at Hastings. The attendance was good. An Epis- 
copalian clergyman had just vacated the principal chair, while 
the chair of V.G. was occupied by the Presbyterian minister 
of that village. When the regular business was over I had an 
opportunity of addressing the brethren on " Our work and the 
best way of doing it." 

On August 1 1st I visited Port Hopetotake part in the Deco- 
ration ceremony. The arrangements were perfect and the 
enthusiasm intense. The procession was one of the finest we 
have ever seen on a similar occasion. About twenty graves 
were decorated. The choir of the Methodist Church supplied 
excellent music, and addresses suitable to the occasion were given 
by Grand Chaplain Saunders, of Lonsdale, and myself. On 
returning to the Lodge-room congratulatory speeches were 
made ; votes of thanks were tendered the visiting brethren and 
speakers, and an adjournment was made to the Queen's Hotel, 
where an excellent dinner was served. Durham Lodge is 
doing well. 

August 3rd. — Visited Lodge No. 81, at Belleville. Was 
cordially welcomed at the Lodge, where I gave an address on 
the " Duty of the Hour." This is a stronghold of Oddfellowship, 
and the brethren are earnest and enthusiastic in their work and 
deserve to succeed. 

This concluded my round of visits. Gladly would I have 
responded to invitations from many other places had it been 
possible. 

X. — WEAK LODGES. 

Tottenham. — Having been notified that Tottenham Lodge, 
255, was in a languishing condition I engaged the Deputy 
Grand Master to visit Tottenham and ascertain the condition 
of things there. Matters were found to be in poor shape when 
the D.G.M. made his visit there in January. A few brethren 
retained a nominal connection with the Order, but none were 
good on the books. 

Bro. Oliver's letter to me re Tottenham will be found in 
the Appendices to this report. 



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Seaforth. — I learned that this Lodge, while financially in 
good condition, is numerically weak and non -progressive. Bro. 
A. H. Blackeby, G.C.P., visited the Lodge on the 28th June. 
The total membership was seventeen. It may be that other 
societies make competition keen, and yet, in a town like Seaforth, 
there should be a vigorous Lodge of Odd Fellows. I sincerely 
trust that the brethren there will put forth every possible effort 
to lift Oddfellowship to that position it is entitled to in their 
community. 

Clinton. — There is here a small Lodge of almost discouraged 
members— practically no funds, and little enthusiasm on the 
part of the few who remain. Bro. Blackeby also visited this 
Lodge by request, and tried to stimulate the Brothers to renewed 
effort. The suggestion made in his report accompanying this is 
practical, and the strong probability is that things would take 
on a change for the better if the efficient team of Huron Lodge 
will go up and show these brethren what can be done in the way 
of making the work attractive. I have written to the team and 
have reason to believe they will comply. 

XI.— FIRE. 

Almost every year we have had one or more Lodges mourn- 
ing over lodge-room, furniture and paraphernalia being destroyed 
by fire. With all the facilities for insurance at reasonable rates, 
surely no Lodge should fail to insure its property. During the 
past year Caledonia Lodge has been the sufferer. On January 
19th, I was sorry to learn that their hall and contents had been 
burned. I also learned with regret that on December 28th 
last, Brougham Lodge No. 155, Whitevale, lost its effects by 
fire. By my direction the Grand Secretary sent to each Lodge 
a dispensation to continue at work. I recommend that duplicate 
charters be given to each of these Lodges. 

XII. CHANGE OF D.D.G.M. 

In the month of January Bro. W. R. Hutchison, of Hunts- 
ville, D.D.G.M. of District No. 42, resigned his commission 
as he was leaving the Province. I appointed to the vacant 
position Bro. D. Wilkkison, P.G., Huntsville. 

XIII. — INVASION OF TERRITORY. 

During the year there has been three complaints that certain 
Lodges have proposed and initiated persons whose place of 
residence was nearer to another Lodge than that which they had 



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joined. To avoid any unpleasantness of this kind^ boundaries 
should be clearly defined, and one Lodge should sacredly respect 
the rights of another. It might be well to ask in this connection, 
if a uniform rate of initiation could be agreed upon in cities 
where there are several Lodges, then men would not travel past 
two or three good Lodges to join some distant Lodge, because 
the initiation fee was less than in the others. 

XIV. GRAND INSTRUCTOR. 

The need of some one whose duty it shall b3 to visit each 
subordinate Lodge in the jurisdiction, to give instruction in the 
ritual-laws of the Order, the unwritten work, the proper way to 
keep Lodge accounts, and various other matters pertaining to 
the good of the work, is one that is pressing itself upon us. 
Many of our Lodges are in small towns and villages where it is 
sometimes difficult to find the right man to take a responsible 
position in the Lodge. With a visit, and timely help of some 
judicious counsellor, many a disheartened Brother would put 
forth renewed effort. Many of our D.D.G.M's are noblemen, 
and hard workers, but they find it difficult to visit as often as 
circumstances seem to require. The Grand Master, unless he 
should happen to be a gentleman of leisure, cannot possibly 
respond to a tithe of the calls that comes to him. I have no 
doubt that many a weak Lodge could be lifted out of its weak- 
ness if we had the right man to go at the right time. Whether 
a properly qualified person can be found willing to take such a 
position, I know not, but that it would be a benefit to the Order 
I am fully persuaded. 

During the year it has been suggested that the time has 
come when we should have an agent — call him what you please — 
whose special duty it shall be to lecture and organize Lodges in 
those places where we are not represented. I have no sympathy 
with the tactics employed by some societies to gain a foothold ; 
they are beneath the dignity of an Order like this. At the same 
time it might be well to consider if something more than we are 
now doing might not be done with advantage to ourselves. We 
are grateful for past success, but there remains very much terri- 
tory that might be pre-empted for Oddfellowship. 

XV. — APPEALS FOR AID. 

I have received several applications for leave to canvass the 
Lodges in this jurisdiction for funds to aid various enterprises. 
Some of these appeared to me to be worthy, yet in view of the 
depression existing in business circles, joined to the fact that 1 



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many of our Lodges had all they could do to meet local claims, 
I did not deem it wise to grant permission. 

XVI. — COLUMBIAN DEMONSTRATION. 

I have received from Marshal-General John C. Underwood, 
a circular informing me that a monster demonstration of the 
Order is desired in Chicago, on September 25th, and asking the 
co-operation of this grand body. As the session of this Grand 
Lodge was so near, I did not deem it wise to call the Executive 
together, believing that the matter would be dealt with promptly 
by the Grand Lodge. 

XVII. THE GRAND SIRE. 

As soon as we were informed of the elevation of our beloved 
Brother, Dr. CI. T. Campbell, P.G.M., to the position of Grand 
Sire, a telegram was sent congratulating him on the honor so 
worthily bestowed. Bro. Campbell brings to this office a clear 
head, a warm heart, and executive ability of no mean order. In 
honoring P.G.M. Campbell, the Sovereign Grand Lodge has 
honored itself. We trust that his term of office may be pleasant 
to himself and one of unprecedented prosperity to the Order. 

XVIII. VISIT OF THE GRAND SIRE. 

During the year the Grand Sire visited Hamilton and 
delivered a magnificent address to an audience which filled 
Association Hall. The D.D.G.M. of that District in his report 
says, that the large increase of members of that District is due 
largely to the influence of that visit. 

XIX. COMPETITION. 

The D.D.G.M. officers and district delegates of District No- 
9, presented a silver cup for competition between the Lodges 
This cup was not to become the permanent property of any 
Lodge till it had been won four times in succession. The com- 
petition consists in the opening and closing of the Lodge, and 
the initiatory ceremonies. The points in the competition were : 
accuracy of ritual ; accuracy of secret work ; elocution and 
general effect. Excelsior Lodge, No. 44, won the cup for this 
term. The phenomenal success which has attended this experi- 
ment in the Hamilton District suggests that it might be tried 
with advantage elsewhere. 



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XX. — DOMINION ODD FELLOW. 

The weekly visits of this paper have been welcome. It con- 
tinues to improve, and it should be taken by all who wish to 
keep in touch with our work. The post-card notes containing 
brief items of the doings of the Lodges throughout the Dominion 
are an excellent feature. Some true Brother in each Lodge 
would do well to see that items of interest are promptly 
forwarded. 

XXI. — INSURANCE AND BONDS. 

The renewal receipts for insurance on the Grand, Lodge 
property, and the guarantee bonds of the Grand Secretary and 
the Grand Treasurer have been in my possession during the 
year. 

XXII. — THE REBEKAHS. 

This branch of the Order is making good progress, as will 
be seen by the number of new Lodges formed during the year, 
and the efficient work that has been done. The genial Presi- 
dent, Mrs. J. B. King, of Toronto, and the indefatigable Secre- 
tary, Mrs. j. Waddell, of St. Thomas, have had the welfare of 
the Order constantly before them, and their work has been 
appreciated. A grand work is being done by many of the sisters 
in visiting the sick and the distressed, caring for the poor, and 
relieving the wants of the needy. In Toronto alone, 380 such 
visits were made. Lately a voluntary committee has gone 
systematically to work to relieve all cases that may come under 
their notice, of widows or children of deceased Odd Fellows who, 
at the time of their death, were either in arrears or suspended. 
This committee is supported by voluntary contributions from 
members of the Order. Surely work like this will meet its 
appropriate reward, and should tend to close the mouth of 
adverse criticism forever. 

XXIII. REPORT OF DISTRICTS. 

My relations during the year with the District Deputies have 
been cordial in their character ; it has been a pleasure to 
correspond with them. With one or two exceptions, they have 
given evidence of being capable and efficient men, ready at all 
times to give me such information as I desired. I regret, how- 
ever, that two brethren who have occupied the position of D.D. 
G.M. have not felt themselves called upon to report to the Grand 
Master during the year. This is unfortunate for the Districts 
over which they have presided. I am always glad to see faithful 



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service recognized, and hence I was pleased to see that a number 
of the most efficient D.D.G.M.'s have been re-elected. Others 
might have been, but they declined in favor of someone else. I 
would suggest that all the reports of the D.D G.M.'s for the past 
year be placed, at the close of this session, in the hands of my 
successor, so that he can learn .from them the points requiring 
attention, and direct his efforts accordingly. 

XXIV. — THE DISTRICT SYSTEM. 

Judging from the reports received, this appears to be working 
well. The meetings are made interesting and instructive by the 
introduction and discussion of such questions as have an impor- 
tant bearing on our work. Few if any, I imagine, would be 
willing to go back to the old style of doing things. I give an 
extract from some of the reports, which may be of interest :— 

District No. 2. — " That this District memorialize the Grand 
Lodge of Ontario, asking them to instruct the Grand Repre- 
sentatives from Ontario to the Sovereign Grand Lodge, to request 
that body to change the age for admission into the membership 
of this Order from twenty-one to eighteen years of age." 

" That the Grand Lodge be memorialized by this District to 
leave the matter of mileage and per diem to the delegates of 
District meetings." 

" That we ask the Grand Lodge to change the terms in Sub- 
ordinate Lodges from an optional semi-annual, or annual, to a 
compulsory annual term." 

" That we memorialize the Grand Lodge to decide that 
mileage and per diem be not paid to any but legal Representa- 
tives of the Subordinate Lodges." 

" That in the estimation of this District meeting, it is time 
that our Grand Lodge was taking steps to prohibit all persons 
who deal in spirituous liquors from joining our noble Order : 
therefore we ask the Grand Lodge to take such steps as will 
prohibit liquor dealers, bartenders, or liquor clerks from joining 
our Order." 

District No. 24. — " Recommends that the Noble Grand, 
previous to being installed in his office, shall be examined in 
open Lodge as to his proficiency and ability to deliver the 
charges of his office." 

District No. 19. — " Asks if it would not be possible for some 
of the larger Districts to be reduced, either by re-distribution 
or division." 



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District No. 39. — " That by the adoption of either of the 
two systems proposed by Special Committee on Representation, 
and forwarded by them to the several Lodges in Ontario, the 
Lodges in outlying Districts will not receive equal justice with 
Lodges in cities and towns, and that this District favors the 
present system of Representation." 

District No. 42. — " That this District take no action on the 
question of Representation to the Grand Lodge, believing the 
present system to be the best." 

District No. 16. — " That this District approve of the scheme 
that each Lodge have one Representative, and that the Lodges 
entitled to more than one Representative have proxy votes." 

District No. 19. — " This District decided that they were not 
in favor of either of the schemes of Representation as laid down 
in the report." 

District No. 41. — ''This District decided that the proposed 
change from Lodge Representation to District Representation 
at the Grand Lodge, will in the opinion of this District work in- 
jury to the Order in this jurisdiction, and will not decrease ex- 
pense : we therefore recommend that Representation be left as 
it is." 

Many of the Districts have made no reference to the question 
of Representation at the Grand Lodge ; but of those that have 
done so the majority are in favor of the present system. 

XXV. COMMITTEE ON REPRESENTATION. 

This Committee has done its work faithfully and well, as 
the report laid before this Grand Lodge will indicate. It is 
clear and comprehensive, and with the information it contains 
in our hands, the Grand Lodge will be in a position to discuss 
this important matter, and decide the question of Representa- 
tion. 

XXVI. ODD FELLOWS' HALL, TORONTO. 

The erection of this beautiful building on the corner of 
Yonge and College Streets, will mark an era in the history of 
Oddfellowship in Toronto. The structure is beautiful in con- 
ception, imposing in appearance, and is well calculated to serve 
the purpose for which it has been erected. It is sufficiently 
central to be a meeting-place for a number of the city Lodges. 
The committee charged with the duty of carrying out the work 
deserve much credit for their labor. Every want has been so 
fully met, that little if anything more can be desired. 

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XXVII. DECISIONS. 

It would be unwise to insert all the questions asked me and 
the decisions given. I will therefore give only a few that may 
be of interest Hundreds of questions are sent to the Grand 
Master which might be answered by the brethren themselves, 
if they would only consult the Ontario Digest. 

No. i. — The commission to the D.D.G.M.'s was dated 
Aug. 29th, for one year. A Brother appointed to the office of 
D.D.G.M. retains that office until his successor receives his 
commission. 

No. 2. — A Brother dies while in arrears to the Lodge. His 
wife has no legal claim, but it is always in order to do some- 
thing for dependent relations in the way of a gratuity. 

No 3. — It is not lawful to use the Funds of a Lodge for 
the purpose of prosecuting a man who has been expelled for 
conduct unbecoming an Odd Fellow. 

No. 4. — It is not lawful to wear any badge in a Subordinate 
Lodge in place of the Regalia prescribed by law. 

No. 5. — It is not necessary to have a two-thirds vote to expel 
a Brother, a majority vote is sufficient. 

No. 6. — It would not be lawful for a team to have their 
photograph taken in the paraphernalia of the Lodge-room. 

No. 7. — It is not lawful for a Subordinate Lodge to publish 
the odes, the form of ceremony used in decorating the graves of 
deceased brethren, or the form adopted by the Grand Lodge 
to be used at funerals. 

No. 8. — Benefits should be paid for the benefit of a Brother 
who is insane as in an}' other sickness. 

No 9. — A Lodge is not legally bound to pay expenses in- 
curred in carriage hire, when attending a funeral, unless author- 
ity be given by the Lodge to hire carriages for the purpose. 

No. 10. — A Subordinate Lodge decides to purchase a lot for 
the purpose of erecting a hall thereon. At the following meet- 
ing exception was taken to the action on the ground that two 
weeks' notice (as required by By-laws) was not given that such 
a motion was to be submitted to the Lodge. The action was 
illegal, the required notice not having been given. 

No. 11. — A notice of motion is not necessary to enable a 
Lodge to vote a sum of money for the relief oi distressed members. 

No. 12. — It is competent for a Lodge to remit a portion of the 
initiation fee to a clergyman, if it desires to do so. 



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No. 13. — An N.G. has no right to vacate his chair to take 
part in any debate in the Lodge. 

No. 14. — A Contingent Fund should be kept separate from 
other funds. It is not lawful to take money from the General 
Fund for suppers, entertainments, etc. 

No. 15. — All matters in connection with degrees, not pro- 
vided for in the Digest are properly subjects for local legislation. 

No. 16. — It is not lawful for a Lodge to initiate as a member 
a person 'whose residence is nearer some other Lodge than 
theirs ; and if they do so the Lodge which is nearer can demand 
the amount paid as initiation fee. 

No. 17. — A Lodge may provide by its By-laws for the re- 
duction of its weekly sick benefits, after any member has re- 
ceived benefits for twelve months of continued sickness, and 
such By-laws shall apply to any member who may be receiving 
benefits at the time of its adoption. 

■No. 18. — The consent of the Grand Master would not make 
it legal for a Lodge to initiate a person not more than twenty 
years of age. 

No. 19. — A Brother, feeble in health and advanced in years, 
offers to compromise his claim on the Lodge for a present cash 
payment. While the offer may be reasonable it seems contrary 
to the genius of Oddfellowship. It would be better to inform 
the Lodge when he is sick and get such benefits as he is entitled 
to. 

No. 20 — All revenue in the way of rentals for a hall used by 
a Lodge should be paid into the General Fund. 

No. 21. — No money can be diverted from the General Fund 
to form a Contingent Fund. 

No. 22. — The By-laws of a Lodge require dues to be paid 
quarterly in advance. A Brother is taken sick a few days after 
the first meeting night in the quarter, his dues are not paid, 
hence he is not entitled to benefits. 

No. 23. — Any Past Grand in good standing in the District 
can be a candidate for D.D.G.M., whether he is a Representa" 
live at the District meeting or not. 

No. 24. — The proper course of procedure in appealing 
against the decision of the District Committee is the same as 
appealing against the decision of a Lodge. 



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XXVIII. — AYLMER AND RIDGELY LODGES. 

During the year I have had a large amount of correspond- 
ence on a case in which these two Lodges are interested, and, 
as it may come before this Grand Lodge, I give the facts of the 
case briefly, and my action in regard to it. In the month of 
November, 1890, Rev. Bro. Ferguson, a member of Aylmer 
Lodge, but residing at Oil Springs, was attacked with typhoid 
fever. The sickness was of such a severe character that it was 
ordered by the physician to procure a trained nurse from the 
hospital at London, at $10.00 per week. The Secretary of 
Aylmer Lodge was telephoned, and he replied that his Lodge 
would no doubt uphold them in what they did in the matter. 
Some time afterward Ridgely Lodge was notified that they 
would allow only six dollars a week for a nurse. At the time 
this notice was received, Bro. Ferguson was not expected to 
live from one day to another. A competent nurse could not be 
obtained for a sum less than $10.00 a week, and the said nurse 
had to be retained for ten weeks. Ridgely Lodge drew on its 
Treasurer for $105 to pay the fee of the nurse, and her expenses 
from London. Aylmer Lodge sent to Ridgely Lodge $60, being 
pay for the nurse for ten weeks, at $6.00 a week. (Ridgely Lodge 
had paid $10.00 a week.) A draft was made on Aylmer Lodge 
for the balance, $45.00. The draft was returned with $1.40 
charges, so that Ridgely Lodge is out of pocket $46. 40. The 
contention of Aylmer Lodge is that they paid all that the By- 
laws of their Lodge authorized, and that they are not respon- 
sible. On the other hand, Ridgely Lodge was placed in a very 
difficult position. To have discharged the trained nurse for an 
inefficient one meant, in all probability, Bro. Ferguson's death. 
They feel that they should not lose the amount they had ex- 
pended in excess of that which they received. My opinion was 
that Bro. Ferguson should pay the amount in dispute. I wrote 
and advised him to do so. He replied that he was not respon- 
sible. I wrote again, but to no purpose, and I presume that the 
matter is yet unsettled and will come before you. 

XXIX. — FRATERNAL VISITS. 

I have been pleased to learn from reports sent in that a 
great number of fraternal visits have been made during the year. 
These have been productive of much good, and I am persuaded 
that very great benefit may be derived by Lodges thus visited. 
A stimulus is given to the cause, and an enthusiasm evoked 
that prompts the members to greater effort in endeavoring to 
spread the principles of Oddfellowship. 



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XXX. APPEALS. 

I am aware of only three appeals to come before you : 

ist. — That of Bro. Ronan, of Ottawa, against the decision of 
the Grand Master re the election of Degree Master of Victoria 
Lodge, No. 21. The case in brief is this : On November i8th 
the first nomination was held for the office of Degree Master ; 
Bro. P. G. Prenter was nominated for the office. No other 
nomination was then made and no objection was taken, so the 
nomination was closed for that night. On the evening of 
December i6th the regular meeting of the Lodge was held; 
there was a second nomination as provided for by by-law. Bro. 
Prenter was present. The Secretary read Bro. Prenter's name 
as nominee for Degree Master and asked if there were any 
further nominations. Bro. Ronan was then nominated, and the 
nominations were declared closed. The election followed ; 
but just before proceeding with the election and after the nomi- 
nation was declared closed, Bro. Prenter wished to decline. The 
D.M. refused to allow him to withdraw his name then, as the 
nominations were closed. On counting the ballot it was found 
that twenty-two votes had been cast, of which Bro. Prenter 
received eighteen and Bro. Ronan four. Bro. Prenter was 
declared elected, and was informed that he could resign on the 
night of installation if he saw fit to do so. On the night of 
installation (January 20th) Bro. Ronan raised a point of order, 
and asked the Degree Master if Bro. Prenter was legally elected, 
as he had not given his consent to his nomination for the office. 
The Chair ruled that Bro. Prenter was legally elected. Bro 
Ronan appealed from the decision of the Chair to the Lodge. 
On a vote being taken the decision of the Chair was sustained. 
P. G. Ronan then appealed from the Lodge to the D.D.G.M., 
who was present. The D. D. G. M. stated that he would 
sustain the decision of the Lodge. P. G. Ronan then 
gave notice that he would appeal to the Grand Master 
for his decision on the case. I carefully examined 
the by-laws submitted, and my decision was that as Bro. 
Prenter was present on the second night of nomination, and did 
not object to being a candidate for the office until after the 
nomination was closed (when it was too late to withdraw), that 
he was legally elected to the position of D.M., and that the 
decision of the D.D.G.M. in the case should be sustained, 
against the decision of Bro. Ronan's appeal. 

2nd. — The second appeal is that of A. R. Rowland against 
the action of Eastern Star Lodge in expelling him from the 



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Order on April 4th, 1893. The D.D.G.M. sustained the 
action of the Lodge, and the Grand Master sustained the 
decision of the D.D.G.M. Mr. Rowland appealed to me for 
an arrest of judgment, which I declined to grant. 

3rd. — An appeal from P.G. Fred Gallagher, of Ottawa, from 
the decision of Bro. Reynolds, D.D.G.M., voiding the election 
of P.G. J. H. Parnell as a Representative to this Grand Lodge. 
The N.G. declared the election illegal, as some of the candidates 
were in arrears, also some of those who voted at the election. 
P.G. J. H. Parnell, who was in good standing at the time of his 
election as Representative to the Grand Lodge, June 26th, 1893, 
refused to be a candidate lor the position at the second election 
of Representatives, claiming that he had been legally elected 
already. The action of the N.G. in ordering a new election was 
sustained by the Lodge. The D.D.G.M., who was present, 
was then appealed to : he sustained the decision of the N. G. 
and of the Lodge, hence the appeal. 

All the papers in each case are ready to place in the hands 
of the Committee on Appeals. 

XXXI. MORTUARY. 

During the year many members of our Order have been 
called away by the angel of death, and they are sadly missed by 
their Lodges and families. The rapidly revolving years remind 
us that our opportunity for work is brief, and will soon be gone, 
hence the need of doing all we can now to lighten the burdens 
of others. Two of the officers of this Grand Lodge have been 
called upon to pass through the waters during the past year. 
Bro. Meek, Grand Conductor, has lost his respected and honored 
father, and Grand Representative, Henry Robertson, has had 
his home darkened by the removel of a gifted and devoted wife. 
I know I voice the feelings of this Grand Lodge, when I say we 
sympathize with these Brethren, and pray that they may meet 
again those who have preceded them to that land where there is 
no more death. On the 4th of April, 1893, G. P. Dickson, P.G., 
died in the city of Toronto. Though not taking any active part 
in the work of the Order for a few years past, on account of the 
weight of years, yet in the early history of Oddfellowship in 
this Province, he was a conspicuous figure — earnest and enthu- 
siastic in his endeavors to advance the interests of Oddfellow- 
ship, he won and held the respect of his Brethren. On hearing 
of his death, the Grand Secretary thoughtfully ordered a wreath 
to add to the floral offerings at the funeral ; his action met with 
my approval as I am sure it did with yours. The gift was much 
appreciated by Bro. Dickson's family. 



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On Oct. 23rd, Bro. Hy. McAfee, Past Grand Master, died at 
his home in Detroit. We saw him while at Windsor ; though 
in feeble health, it was not thought that the grim reaper would 
so soon visit him. Bro. McAfee was one of the pioneer Odd 
Fellows of Ontario, and was a faithful and earnest worker in 
the cause for many years, until health giving way, he was com- 
pelled to retire from active labour, but he never seemed to lose 
his love for the Order, which remained warm and strong to the 
end. 

XXXII.— DELAYED REPORTS. 

As I was about finishing my work on this report I received 
some reports in which I find suggestions which perhaps should 
have a place here. District No. — . "That we strongly recom- 
mend the appointment of an Organizer, whose work it shall be 
to visit the weak Lodges and to start new ones in the districts 
whence comes the call for the banner of Oddfellowship to be 
unfurled." One Lodge disapproves of the main proposition : (1) 
because there is no certainty in it that any Lodge will be repre- 
sented by one of its own members ; (2) because the new order 
of things might lead to inharmony between the Lodges. The 
alternative scheme of electing one Representative in each Lodge 
who shall cast the full vote of it, leading of course to the reduc- 
tion in the Capitation tax, though it is not desired, still is pre- 
ferred to the other. Cataraqui Lodge also passed a recommend- 
ation to the effect that the Capitation tax be kept at a rate that 
will allow the payment by the Grand Lodge of a reasonable re- 
muneration to the Grand Master for the inroads upon valuable 
time required in the performance of his duties, and of the pay- 
ment of a suitable salary to an Instructor and Organizer, whose 
employment the Lodge considers of prime importance in the 
spread of Oddfellowship. This Lodge adds : " The revenue of 
the Grand Lodge should be sufficient to enable it to dispense 
with any profit upon the sale of supplies to the Subordinate 
Lodges, and it is urged that the Grand Lodge furnish such 
supplies at actual cost." District No. ij recommends the Grand 
Lodge to adopt a resolution to initiate at the age of eighteen. 

XXXIII. ADMONITORY. 

Every Lodge in the Jurisdiction should insist on proper 
qualification on the part of the Brother who aspires to the office 
of N.G. Making all due allowance for the lack of verbal memory 
on the part of many, I am of the opinion that any member of 
our Order aspiring to office, can by a little application and per- 
severance so master his work that he will be independent of the 



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Ritual when giving the necessary instruction to an initiate in 
opening and closing the Lodge. The impressions made upon the 
mind of a candidate at initiation are lasting, and the work should 
always be performed in such a manner that every intelligent 
man may carry home with him a lofty conception of the initia- 
tory ceremony. Let every Brother do his work to the very best 
of his ability, and the result will be seen in the increased interest 
and attendance at the Lodge meetings. 

We should never seek to have quantity at the expense of 
quality, in our Lodges. An unworthy man, once admitted into 
the Lodge, is capable of a great deal of mischief, and if he does 
not succeed eventually in wrecking the Lodge, he will probably 
succeed in bringing the whole Order into disrepute in his own 
locality, and thus good men will hesitate to join us. As you 
value peace, harmony, good-will and success, guard well your 
ballot-box. 

A serious leak in our membership each year is the result of 
suspension for N.P.D. If it is worth while putting forth an 
effort to get a man into the Lodge, surely it is worth a greater 
effort to keep him there. A careful record should be kept of 
the addresses of the absentee members. Each one should 
receive quarterly, an epitome of the doings of his Lodge, accom- 
panied, perhaps, by a suggestion that a prompt remittance will 
keep him good on the books. If this were generally practised, 
I am persuaded that our membership would show a marked 
improvement. 

XXXIV. WELLINGTON SQUARE LODGE. 

In compliance with the order of the last Grand Lodge, the 
funds of this Lodge have been restored. On the 4th of April, 
1893, a cheque was sent to the trustees of this Lodge for 
$2,154.69. Our hope is that prosperity may attend the brethren 
of this Lodge. 

XXXV. CORRESPONDENCE. 

As usual, this department of the work has taken up a great 
deal of time, not merely in the work of replying, but in looking 
up authorities, etc. Many enquiries are sent to the Grand 
Master, which should go "to the D.D.G.M. first. However, 1 
have replied to every Brother that has written to me. Usually, 
all letters have been answered on the same day that they were 
received, and I trust there is no ground for complaint here. 

XXXVI. THANKS. 

I desire, before closing my report, to say, that I am largely 
indebted to the D.D.G.M.'s (whose names are too numerous to 



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mention), who have, by the prompt and efficient discharge of 
their duties, aided me in my work. My acknowledgments are 
due to Grand Sire Campbell, Past Grand Masters Robertson, 
Bell and Fitz-Patrick, for many kindnesses shown me during my 
term of office. 

P. G. Blackeby in visiting Lodges at my request (when 
unable to do sc myself), deserves grateful mention. 

Deputy Grand Master Oliver has placed me under a debt of 
gratitude, not only by visiting Lodges, but during the time I was 
attending conference, packing up and removing from Bowman- 
ville to Campbellford and getting settled, he kindly took the work 
of Grand Master, and performed it with the utmost satisfaction. 

And last, though by no means least, I have to thank Grand 
Secretary King. His services have been rendered cheerfully 
and promptly, and I have learned to appreciate more and more 
his ability and zeal in our work. Even when burdened by his 
own work he has made time to render me the assistance I 
needed. May a kind Providence long spare our worthy Secre- 
tary to discharge his important and manifold duties. In my 
many visits to the Secretary's office during the year, I have 
always found him busily engaged. I have also learned that a 
large amount of work is done by his assistant. Without 
expressing any opinion as to the salary the Secretary should 
receive, I am persuaded that the amount, $100.00, voted to the 
assistant, is not adequate remuneration for the work done, and 
I would respectfully recommend the Grand Lodge to add some- 
thing more to the amount given for clerical assistance. 

XXXVII. — CONCLUSION. 

And now, Brethren, in closing I can only say I hope my 
year's administration has met with your approval. I have not 
been able to accomplish all I had hoped to do, but with the care 
of a large church upon me most of the year, I can say I have 
done my best to serve your interests. Conscious of the honor 
you conferred upon me a year ago, in permitting me to fill the 
office of Grand Master, I have striven as best I could to advance 
the cause which we have at heart, and to uphold the dignity of 
the Order. I hope and trust that the Sessions of this Grand 
Lodge may be marked by intelligent devotion to the great 
principles we inculcate, and that peace and good-will may 
prevail. May the coming year be even more successful than the 
past. I shall ever cherish pleasing recollections of the many 
acts of kindness I have received from my Brethren. It will be 
a joy to think of in the coming days. I look into the faces of 
many Brethren with whom we have worked in harmony in 



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the bygone years. Some are here for the first time — to learn and 
to work. I greet you all in the name of the great Brotherhood 
to which we belong. 

May He who is the source of all wisdom and light, aid us in 
our deliberations, and may the influence of Oddfellowship 
continue to extend- until the day dawns and the shadows flee 
away. Fraternally yours, 

T. W. Jolliffe, Grand Master. 



APPENDICES. 



Appendix A. 
Office of the Grand Master, 

♦ Bowmanville, Aug. 29, 1892. 

Dear Sir and Brother, — Enclosed with this circular you 
will find your Commission as District Deputy Grand Master for 
the year on which we have recently entered. Will you kindly 
acquaint yourself with the duties, powers, and responsibilities 
connected with the office ? 

You have been recommended for this position by those who 
have confidence in your loyalty, ability, and fitness for it. 

In the discharge of your duties be true to the vows you have 
taken and the principles you have espoused. Deal fearlessly and 
impartially in all questions and disputes that may be referred to 
you. 

It will be your duty to see that the laws of the Order are pro- 
perly enforced- and observed, and that all things in connection 
with Lodge management are done decently and in order. 

It is of the utmost importance that the unwritten work should 
be correctly given ; in visiting the various Lodges under your 
care, let the work be exemplified on each occasion. 

I must depend very largely upon you for information regard- 
ing the work in your District, hence you will see the necessity 
of rendering to me at the close of each term a full report of the 
District and of your official acts. 

My earnest hope is that peace and harmony may prevail, not 
only in your District but throughout the entire jurisdiction, and 
that the year may be one of very great prosperity. 

I remain, 

Yours fraternally, 

T. W. Jolliffe, Grand Master. 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5485 

Appendix B. 
Office of the Grand Master, 

Toronto, October ioth, 1892. 
To the Subordinate Lodges and all whom it may concern, greet- 



The attention of Subordinate Lodges and all members 
thereof throughout this Jurisdiction is hereby called to the fol- 
lowing provisions in the laws of the Sovereign Grand Lodge 
relating to Insurance organizations which purport to be Odd 
Fellows' Associations : — 

(1) " This Grand Body will not permit any organization, 
member, or association of members ; individual, or association 
of individuals, to use the name, initials, title, emblems or mot- 
toes of the Order in the prosecution of any scheme of insurance 
among the members of the Order, or otherwise, nor to solicit 
membership in any Lodge, Encampment, or other organization 
of our Order, unless such organization or association shall first 
submit its form of organization and manner of doing business in 
detail to the Grand Lodge of the State, district or territory in 
which it is located and in which it purposes to solicit member- 
ship, and make an annual report to such Grand Lodge, and ob- 
tain its annual permit so to do." — 1890 Journal, 12, 251. 

(2) " Each Grand Lodge shall annually send notice, either 
in its published proceedings or otherwise, to each Subordinate 
Lodge in its Jurisdiction to what organization or organizations 
it has granted permit, and shall see that no others solicit mem- 
bership within its territorial limits, or use the name, initials, 
title, emblems or mottoes of the Order in connection with any 
Insurance scheme — provided said permit shall not be construed 
as an endorsement of such associations." — 1890 Journal, 12,251. 

(3) " No member of the Order shall, either directly or indi- 
rectly use or sanction the use of any of the emblems, the name 
or any of the titles, or the mottoes or the initials thereof of this 
Order, in the prosecution of any private business or enterprise. 

* * * * * Any member of the Order, or officer of a 
Lodge or Encampment who shall be guilty of the offence defined 
and set forth as above shall be considered guilty of a fraud upon 
the Order, and shall be suspended or expelled from membership 
at the option of his Lodge or Encampment." — 1889 Digest, Sec. 

381. 



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(4) " Unless an association has the sanction of a State Grand 
Body, as provided by law, it is illegal for it to do business as an 
insurance company under the name of the Order, and the ' Odd 
Fellows' National Benevolent Association ' is such an illegal 
association unless authorized as above. The business transact- 
ed by that or any similar association is a ' private business or 
enterprise ' within last above section. Any member of the Order 
engaged in any such business is liable to charges and expul- 
sion." — Digest, 1889, Sec. 382. 

The Odd Fellows' Funeral Aid Association of the Counties 
of Lincoln and Welland and the Mutual Aid Association of Lon- 
don, Ontario, have been granted permission by the Grand Lodge 
to transact business in accordance with their several applications 
in their own localities. 

You are, however, hereby notified that the only insurance 
organization which has complied with the foregoing require- 
ments of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, and thus is permitted to 
use the name, emblems or mottoes of the Order in any way in 
this Jurisdiction, is the " Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Can- 
ada :" Head office, Kingston. Any other insurance organiza- 
tion using the name or emblems of the Order in any way does so 
illegally, and the agents or promoters thereof render themselves 
liable to the penalties above set forth. 

Attest : Fraternally, 

J. B. King, T. W. Jolliffe, 

Grand Secretary. Grand Master. 



Appendix C. 

Office of the Grand Master. 

To the Officers and Members of the Subordinate Lodges of the In- 
dependent Order of Odd Fellows, Province of Ontario, and 
to all whom it may concern : 

In accordance with the usual custom and in pursuance of the 
resolution of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, I, Thomas Walton 
Jolliffe, Grand Master, by authority vested in me, do hereby 
enjoin upon all Subordinate Lodges in this Jurisdiction to take 
appropriate action for the due commemoration of the 26th day 
of April, 1893, the Seventy-Fourth Anniversary of our Order, by 
suitable exercises in observance of the day, and by public thanks- 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. " 5487 



giving to Almighty God for His manifold mercies to us individ- 
ually and collectively. 

Done in the town of Bowmanville, Province of Ontario, Can- 
ada, this eighth day of March, Anno Domini, eighteen hundred 
and ninety-three, and of the Order the seventy-fourth year. 

Attest : 

J. B. King, T. Walton Jolliffe, 

Grand Secretary. Grand Master. 



Appendix D. 

Toronto, Jan. 30th, 1893. 
Rev. T. W. Jolliffe, 

Grand Master, I.O.O.F., 

Bowmanville, Out. 

■ Dear Sir and Bro. — In accordance with your instructions I 
visited Tottenham last Wednesday, and found that the Lodge 
there was in a very bad shape, in fact there is no Lodge there. 
There are some nine or ten members who still hold a nominal 
connection, but have paid no dues for about a year, and are all 
in a bad standing. After consulting with them I came to the 
conclusion that the best thing they could do would be to dispose 
of sufficient of their assets, pay their dues, and pay the debts in 
connection with the Lodge, and then try and amalgamate with 
Alliston Lodge. I have asked the Grand Secretary, J. B. King, 
to write them in regard to the amalgamation and wait their re- 
ply to our enquiries. 

Trusting that I have done what will meet your approval, be- 
lieve me to remain, dear sir, 

Yours fraternally, 

Joseph Oliver, 

Deputy Grand Master. 



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Appendix E. 

Clinton, May 22, 1893. 
Rev. T. W. Jolliffe, Grand Master I.O.O.F. 

Dear Sir and Brother, — At the last meeting of our Lodge, 
a motion was made and carried by members then present, that I 
write you asking your aid and advice in regard to the position 
in which we stand as a Lodge of Odd Fellows, and I will put the 
case plainly before you and hope and trust that you will give us 
your valuable assistance in the matter. We are very near a 
defunct Lodge. Our bank account on April 17th last, was 
$68.49, an< 3 our last Members' Return gave 24, on the 31st 
of December, 1892 ; but I fear by the end of June that 18 
will be our number. You may say, take heart yet Brother, but 
I am afraid it is no use. One of our Brothers is laid up out in 
Littletin, Col. ; he has been on our hands for the past year, and 
now I fear he is nearly gone (poor fellow), and by the time we 
pay his benefits, which are, funeral benefits $30.00, and $70.00 
death benefits, we would be done. We have good furniture and 
an organ. I would ask you, would it be right for us (the Lodge) 
to sell them to pay the benefits ? Now, as to our chance for 
cutting down expenses, I don't think there is much room. We 
pay $50.00 a year rent and we re-let to the I.O.G.T. for $50.00 a 
year, but we have to find light, fuel and the care-taking, for 
which we pay about $25.00 a year ; so you see we run it about 
as cheap as can be. We have not had a new member for over 
a year, and in fact none of us have heart to take anyone up, the way 
things are. It is a hard job for us to get a meeting now ; we 
have only had seven meetings this year ; very often we go up 
and can only muster four Brothers. Hoping that you will write 
us advice on the matter, 

I remain, 

Yours fraternally, 

F. C. Alcock, 
Clinton Lodge, No. 83, I.O.O.F. Recording Secretary. 



Appendix F. 

Hensall, May 25, 1893. 
T. W. jfolliffe, G.M., I.O.O.F. 

Dear Sir and Brother, — I received yours of May 12th, and 
visited Fidelity, No. ^5, on Saturday, May 20th, as Wednesday, 
their regular meeting night, was the 24th, and we thought it well 
not to go then. I investigated the matter as well as possible 
under the circumstances. As there were no charges and we had 
no witnesses to fall back on, we had to take their word for it, 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5489 



but as a good many of the members are good responsible men, 
with whom I have been acquainted for some time, and whose 
word is reliable, I have no doubt their story is correct ; and I am 
happy to tell you there is no evidence to support the report. 
The present membership of the Lodge is seventeen, of these, 
nine live in Seaforth, or vicinity ; the rest are scattered all 
over the country. Of the nine in Seaforth, two never 
attend the Lodge meeting, so that the whole work of 
carrying on the Lodge devolves on seven members. They 
deny that they ever refused any candidate that was worth 
accepting ; in tact, since the membership dwindled down 
to the present number they have not refused anyone. 
They have also in the past used every reasonable effort to get 
new members, as well as to reinstate any old members that may 
have fallen behind. With regard to the financial standing, the 
amount of cash in the treasury at end of last term was one 
hundred and two dollars. Some years ago, when they had a 
good membership, they bought a piece of ground and built a fine 
hall, with a store underneath and hall above, but there has been 
a mortgage on this property all along, which is not paid off yet. 
All the money they could save after paying running expenses and 
benefits has been applied to this. Their expenses are large ; the 
interest and insurance last year was fifty-four dollars, more than 
half their membership fees. They spent on repairing the roof of 
the building, etc., four hundred and fifty-one dollars, last year, 
and have been spending every year a considerable sum on 
repairs. As you might expect, the most of the member^ who 
have stuck to the Lodge are advanced in years and they have to 
pay a good deal in benefits. They have one old man, now seventy- 
two years of age, to whom they have been paying three dollars a 
week, and expect to pay it as long as he lives. So after all, 
when they take their expenses out of the rent and dues, there is 
not so very much left for paying off the mortgage. As to 
the reason why they do not get in more members, they claim 
that it is due to so many other new societies starting up, giving 
cheap insurance, and to the widows' benefits being done away 
with. Their meetings are held weekly. When they can get 
enough members present to open they do so, but it often 
happens that there are not enough there. They say that they 
are determined to hold on as long as they can in hopes that 
things may take a change and that they may be able to get in 
more members, and I do not see what more can be d6ne under 
present circumstances. If there is any other information I can 
give or other service which can be done, I will be glad to do it. 
Yours in F.L T., 

J. Macdiarmid, 

District Deputy Grand Master. 



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Appendix G. 
Office of the Grand Master, Acting. 

Toronto, June 15, 1893. 
To D.D.G.M., District No. . 

My Dear Sir and Brother, — Herewith you will find the 
P. W. in cipher for the incoming term. Before you install the 
officers of the Lodges in your District or communicate the term 
P. W. you will please be assured that the return and Capita Tax 
have been sent to the Grand Secretary. 

The large increase in membership has necessarily increased 
the work in the Grand Secretary's office, and as the Grand 
Lodge books must be closed not later than the 20th July, 
under Grand Lodge By-law 64, you will see the urgent need 
of each Lodge being prompt, in order that his report may be 
full and complete. I trust you will impress this upon each 
Lodge in your District. 

I am gratified beyond measure to learn that the prospects 
indicate that the past term has been a most prosperous one, 
and no doubt you are justly entitled to a share of the glory 
that successful work is sure to bring. 

You will kindly send to the Grand Master a full report of 
your official acts during the year past, arid with it such sugges- 
tions as your interest in the Order and your experience during 
the year will warrant, looking to the perfecting of our Order 
in its every part. The Grand Master must depend very largely 
on his deputies for information as to the necessities and 
requirements of the Order in their several Districts. He depends 
on you. Be prompt and full in your report. 

Kindly see that the minutes of the District Meeting are 
promptly sent in so that the new District Deputies may be 
appointed and assume their duties as early in the fiscal year 
as possible. 

The Grand Secretary has sent blank forms to each Lodge. 
When you write your Lodges, urge on them to have everything 
in readiness for you to install their officers on the first meeting 
night in July. A little sacrifice on your part at this time will 
demonstrate the wisdom of your selection to so important an 
office as District Deputy Grand Master. 

Hoping to hear from you promptly and fully, 

I am, 

Fraternally yours, 

Joseph Oliver, 

Acting Grand Master 



18931 GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5491 



P.S. — The Grand Master being engaged in his ministerial 
duties, I am but assisting him until he gets settled in his new 
field of labour. You will please send your report, after this 
month, direct to Rev.T. W. Jolliffe, Grand Master, Campbellford. 



Appendix H. 

Toronto, July 17, 1893. 

Rev. T. W. Jolliffe, Grand Master I. O.O.F., 

Campbellford, Ont. 

Dear Sir and Bro., — I enclose you herewith a report 
received from Brother Blackeby, who I instructed to go to 
Seaforth and Clinton. You can see what he says in regard to 
these Lodges, and in the meantime I do not see that anything 
can be done. 

Yours fraternally, 

Joseph Oliver. 



Appendix I. 

Joseph Oliver, Esq., Acting Grand Master I.O.O.F., 

Toronto, Ont. 

Dear Sir and Bro., — The mission entrusted to me by you 
of enquiring into the position and prospects of Seaforth and 
Clinton Lodges was duly entered upon, and in pursuance thereof 
I fixed, after some correspondence, the 28th of June as the 
date of my visit to Seaforth, and the nth of July to Clinton. 
Accordingly, on the 28th ult. I visited Fidelity Lodge, Seaforth. 
Six of their own members were present at the meeting and one 
visiting Brother from Stratford. ■ The number of members resid- 
ing within reaching distance of the Lodge is eight, and the total 
membership seventeen. The Lodge is in a good financial posi- 
tion, owning property to the value of about $5,000. Regarding 
the stories that have been circulated, to the effect that the mem- 
bers of this Lodge do not desire to admit new members, I found 
no evidence whatever. In my opinion the Lodge is slowly dying 
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of sheer inanition. Of the Brothers present at the meeting 
ah 1 belonged to some other society, most of them to two or three, 
and I regret to say that their activity in society matters seemed 
to be all utilized in the upbuilding of these other organizations. 
As a natural consequence Opldfellowship languishes. After 
acquainting myself with the position of affairs, I addressed the 
Brothers at some length, pointing out that it was only by well 
applied efforts on the part of the membership that our Order had 
acquired its present commanding position ; that no Lodge was 
ever made to flourish by any series of fortuitous circumstances ; 
that other Lodges in their own section of country, not so 
fortunately placed as Fidelity Lodge, were growing and prosper- 
ous, because their members believed in and worked for Oddfellow- 
ship ; that no Lodge could expect to flourish which did not 
contain at least a leaven of members who were Odd Fellows 
first, last, and all the time ; and in conclusion pointed out to 
them instances of other Lodges which had been reinvigorated 
by laying hold of the means ready at their hands for creating a 
renewed interest in the work of our Order. 

Some of the Brothers promised that they would go to Strat- 
ford to see the dramatized floor work as rendered by the excellent 
team of Romeo Lodge, and the N. G. also promised to consider 
the possibility of getting up an " at home " in their Lodge-room, 
to which invitations should be issued to eligible candidates, and 
at which an address on the work of the Order should be given 
by some qualified Brother. I would recommend that Romeo 
Lodge be communicated with, and if possible their team be 
secured for a visit to Seaforth. By showing the Brothers there 
how beautiful and how impressive the work of the Subordinate 
Lodges can be made it would be, I think, the best way of im- 
parting a measure of energy and enthusiasm, which they at 
present so sadly lack, and which the Stratford brethren possess 
in abundance. 

At Clinton, on July nth, I found six Brothers present. 
There is here a financial difficulty to face. The Lodge has,, 
practically, no funds and has one member in receipt of continu- 
ous benefits. There was very serious consideration being given 
to abandoning the ship. After addressing the Brothers for a 
short time they agreed to make one more effort to sail their 
craft into smooth water. I ascertained that there was a fairly 
good prospect of getting back some of their lapsed members, 
and on my advice they passed a resolution agreeing to take 
back lapsed members on payment of one year's dues, provided 
such members were not over 40 years of age and could pass a 
satisfactory medical examination. There was also the prospect 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5493 



of getting in one or two new candidates. All the Clinton 
brethren seem to need is a little more faith in the Order and in 
their own ability to work out of their present difficulties. Here 
again a good work can be done by a flourishing Lodge in a 
neighbouring town. If the team of Huron Lodge will undertake 
— as I have no doubt they cheerfully will — to go to Clinton and 
put in one good night's work, they will undoubtedly be the 
means of putting some much needed animation into the Clinton 
Lodge. I feel quite sure that you have but to call the attention 
of our enthusiastic Brother C. A. Nairn, team-captain of Huron 
Lodge, to this matter to enlist his hearty sympathy in such a 
worthy missionary work. 

Trusting and believing that some good will be accomplished 
by my visit to these two Lodges, 

I have the honour to be, 

Yours fraternally, 

A. H. Blackebi'. 
Galt, July 17th, 1893. 



Appendix J. 

REPORT OF GRAND REPRESENTATIVES re REBEKAHS. 

The following Report has been received from the Grand 
Representatives : — 

To the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. 

Your Grand Representatives beg leave to present the follow- 
ing report : — 

In accordance with the instructions of the Grand Lodge as 
found on page 5331 of the Journal of 1892, your Grand Repre- 
sentatives submitted certain questions to the Grand Sire, Bro. 
CI. T. Campbell, and obtained from him the following decisions : 

1. The Provincial Convention of the Rebekah Degree of 
Ontario has not power to impose a tax on Rebekah Lodges in 
Ontario for any purpose. 

2. The Grand Lodge of Ontario has no power to authorize 
said Convention to impose such tax. 



5494 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



3. The Grand Lodge of Ontario has power to impose such 
tax itself and to collect the same and to pay the proceeds over 
to the Provincial Convention. 

The latter decision is based upon the legislation of the 
Sovereign Grand Lodge in 1890, as found on page 12295 of the 
Revised Journal of that year, as follows : — 

" Resolved, — That the Grand Lodges of the various juris- 
dictions may, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of 
Rebekah State Conventions, levy a per capita tax upon Subor- 
dinate Lodges of the Degree of Rebekah within their respective 
jurisdictions, and disburse the money received therefrom for the 
purpose indicated, and in such manner as such Grand Lodge 
shah determine." 

All which is fraternally submitted. 
W. H. Cole, 
Hy. Robertson, 

Grand Representatives. 



The Grand Secretary, Bro. J. B. King, presented the follow- 
ng report and statistics, which were referred to the Committee 
on Distribution : — 

GRAND SECRETARY'S REPORT. 

Niagara Falls, Aug. 9, 1893. 
To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Another year has passed since many of us, with fond good- 
byes parted at the close of the session of 1892, hoping to meet 
near old Niagara's cataract a year later. To very many 
the hope has been gratified, though to some that pleasure 
has been denied. Some of our brave workers have been 
summoned home to give an account of their stewardship ; others 
are by sickness laid aside— temporarily, let us hope; while 
doubtless many are wondering why the fickle ballot ignored 
their fond hopes. To one and all — old and new — a most cor- 
dial greeting is given. 

The record of the past year has been made, and it is for those 
of the present to profit by its experience, and so direct our efforts 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5495 



in the future that continual and lasting prosperity will attend 
the Order. 

Clause i. — When our forefathers laid the foundation of Odd- 
fellowship, they little dreamed that it would so soon develop 
into the grand proportions it has assumed and become one of 
the noblest benefit societies the world has seen, whose benefac- 
tions have been the marvel of the age, amounting in the aggre- 
gate to millions of dollars; nor that the result of their fore- 
thought would be so extensively copied as it has been, until 
to-day hardly a new society exists that has not its principal fea- 
tures copied from Oddfellowship. It is our duty and privilege 
to extend this influence of the Order, nor be satisfied until in its 
ramifications it covers our happy Dominion from shore to shore ; 
and thus prove ourselves " worthy sons of worthy sires." 

In view of this, it appears that the time has now arrived for 
this Grand Lodge to provide a substitute for the widows' annuities, 
which for so many years were a distinctive feature of the Order 
in Ontario, and which was, no doubt wisely, withdrawn ; though 
the act of the Grand Lodge has not in every case been as loyally 
accepted as it should have been, and thus set at rest forever the 
vexed question of widows' annuities. 

As the ages of Lodges and members increase, the demand for 
funeral benefits and benefits for protracted sickness will un- 
doubtfully increase. To provide for these, and in the language 
of our Ritual " have the strong assist the weak," each Lodge, at 
a merely nominal cost per member, may provide for the payment 
promptly on the death of a Brother, of one hundred or one hun- 
dred and fifty dollars (quite enough for present needs), and also 
for the payment of stated benefits to the chronic sick and aged 
members, and instead of Lodges promising to pay $250 to 
$350 on each death, which at times has seriously crippled some 
good Lodges, the payment of the sum named would come out of a 
general funeral benefit fund, and would not be felt by any. If at 
any time of life a benefit is a necessity it is when a Brother has 
been laid aside from earning his daily wage for a year ; then, 
if possible, the benefit should be increased, not lessened. Most 
provident men could easily withstand a few weeks' sickness 
without calling for benefits, if it was necessary, but few Odd 
Fellows could hold out two or more years without feeling the 
great deprivation and entailing severe hardship on wife and loved 
ones ; or when old age takes away the ability to earn the daily 
wage, then Oddfellowship should come in and to a great ex- 
tent bear, or at least help to bear, the burden — the many helping 
the few. This could all be done and the dues of the members 
of the Lodges not increased, but a trifle, if any. The amount 
hitherto placed to the credit of the Widows' and Orphans' Fund 



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would be amply sufficient, if funded ; the possibility of the failure 
of any Lodge to meet the demands upon it for these purposes 
would be done away with, and the Order in Ontario strengthened 
almost beyond calculation ; and now that prosperity has been 
so marked, everything that can add to our efficiency must be 
looked into. I have received through the kindness ofBro. Jas. B. 
Nicholson, Grand Secretary of Pennsylvania, copies of the laws 
recently adopted by that State on this question, which are here- 
with submitted. By looking well to the financial and beneficial 
features of the Order, and thus making it an absolutely safe and 
desirable system of relief and benefits, need not in any sense 
diminish our present happy social features. 

Though money is not the only essential for happiness and 
success, yet it is a very important feature in both, and added to 
perfect social society, a perfect and wise benefit system, we 
strengthen the ties that bind the Order together. 

Clause 2. — The several duties devolving upon the Grand 
Secretary have been periormed as promptly as possible. The 
work of the office has greatly increased with the increase of 
Lodges and membership, yet every letter has been promptly 
answered and every order for supplies promptly filled, though 
to do so assistance to a greater extent than ordered by the Grand 
Lodge had to be secured. During the months of August, De- 
cember, January, June and July, it is impossible for one to do 
all the work of the office, compiling returns, conducting corres- 
pondence, preparing tables, etc. As I believe much of our 
prosperity is due to the prompt issuing of information to the 
Lodges, I ask that the course I have adopted in sending out 
circulars and statistical information be approved by the Grand 
Lodge. The statistical information issued in January is made 
as complete as possible, as it is really the report of the fiscal 
year's work as submitted to the Sovereign Grand Lodge. 

Clause 3. — The Receipts and Expenditures of the past year 
have been as follows. The balance of the year's transactions is 
slightly on the wrong side, but that is accounted for by the very 
large increase in mileage at Windsor last year, but for which a 
gain of $ 2,000 would have been recorded : 

RECEIPTS. 

Capita Tax $10,178 53 

Charters 260 00 

Supplies 1 ,793 93 

Interest, Wellington Square Lodge 49 1 2 

Grand Lodge 96 63 

Grand Lodge Cards 3 00 

Rebekah Tax 236 65 

Rubber Stamps ...... 40 55 

Odd Fellows' Relief Association 10 00 

$12,668 41 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5497 



EXPENDITURE. 

Paid for supplies fti.55 1 II 

Printing and Stationery 1,178 5° 

Salaries 1 ,7°° 0o 

Office expenses 618 06 

Mileage and per diem, 1892 6,221 60 

Postage 284 95 

Rebekah Convention Tax 240 70 

General expenses 427 03 

Grand Master 199 55 

Law Costs 8 00 

Insurance and Guarantee Bonds 51 55 

Sovereign Grand Lodge Tax 150 00 

Special Committees 71 9° 

Charter Fee refunded Dauncy Lodge 30 00 

Printing Charters 9 70 

Ontario Government Registration Fee 50 00 

12,792 65 

Excess of Cash paid out $124 24 

Clause 4. — As directed by the adoption of the report of the 
Con mittee on Finance, one thousand copies of the Journal of 
Proceeding of 1892 were printed and distributed as directed. 
There have been many letters received expressing satisfaction 
at the departure of having the Journal bound in cloth, as they 
were last year. The fact that the Journals are now books, and 
likely to be preserved and read, justifies the additional expense 
of binding and postage in issuing. 

Clause 5. — Early in the year I made up the table of mileage 
to Niagara Falls, and notified each Lodge and Grand Officer by 
Circular the distance arrived at, which was taken from the latest 
and best railroad time tables ; but two Lodges claimed an error, 
and these were duly corrected. I would suggest that in every 
case, where a Lodge fails to notify the Grand Secretary to the 
contrary, that the mileage made out by him be considered fixed, 
and no change made at Grand Lodge. Much valuable time 
would in this way be saved, as the mileage report could be 
adopted at an early stage of the session. 

Clause 6. — The very satisfactory arrangement of a single 
fare for the round trip has again been made with the several 
railroads and steamboat companies, and the Lodges duly in- 
formed by circular of the same. 

Clause 7. — As required by the election laws, the several 
forms were duly prepared and sent to the Lodges. 220 Lodges 
have sent in their "Election Returns," in proper form, 
registered. 27 Lodges have not sent them in at all ; while 



5498 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



some' Lodges, with seeming perfect indifference, have sent 
them in in the first envelope that came hand)', though the pro- 
perly addressed envelope must have been at their hand. 

Clause 8. — The returns of the past two terms have been 
received with more than ordinary promptness and bear evidence, 
that for the most part, greater care than usual has been exercised 
in their preparation. We are making history that will be valu- 
able as it is perfect, therefore too great care cannot be exercised 
in making out these returns. The past half-year has been one of 
far more than ordinary activity amongst the Lodges, which simply 
gives evidence of what a determined effort will produce. The 
Lodges and members at the beginning of the year set out to 
accomplish a certain object, viz : to greet our Grand 
Sire, Dr. Campbell, at this session with a roster of over 
20,000 members. That their effort has been successful, and the 
desired point easily passed, should encourage every member of 
every Lodge, knowing that he is advancing the interests of the 
best fraternal organization in existence and advancing the great 
cause of humanity, to start out this year with the determination 
to do his utmost to make this year as the past, only much better, 
and close our Grand Sire's term of office with 23,000. It can 
be done. The same energy and zeal continued that has made 
the past year so bright with good works and noble deeds will 
make future years equally brilliant. 

Clause 9. — On April 1st, 1893, a petition was received from 
Bro. R. Meek, Secretary Odd Fellows' Relief Association, accom- 
panied with ten dollars, asking for a certificate from the Grand 
Lodge under the eleventh resolution of the Report of the Commit- 
tee on Insurance (Journal 1892, page 13083); that the Association 
had complied with all the laws of the Province and of the Order. 
The laws all having been complied with, the certificate was 
duly issued. 

The Grand Sire having decided that the several county 
associations, which pay a sum according to membership, 
on the death of a member, being purely local associations, did not 
come under the laws respecting Insurance Associations. Those 
doingbusiness in London and in the counties of Lincoln and Wel- 
land have not been required to take out certificates, but have been 
permitted to continue business as hitherto, making annual 
reports to the Grand Lodge, which reports are appended hereto. 

There is no doubt but that these Insurance Associations, 
more particularly the Relief Association of Canada, have 
contributed in no small degree to the prosperity which has 
attended the Order in Ontario during the past year, and they 
should be encouraged in every possible way by the Grand 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5499 



Lodge and be patronized by every Odd Fellow who can secure 
a certificate in them. The Report of the Odd Fellows' Relief 
Association hereto attached shows that Association to be one of 
the best in connection with the Order and worthy the consider- 
ation of every Brother who desires insurance. If that Association 
was patronized by members of the Order, generally, as it should be, 
the desire so often expressed of making the Order an Insurance 
Society would be heard no more, as the Brotherhood, as a rule, 
would be enabled to have all the insurance they could carry, 
$2,000, and at a rate as low, or lower than if the Association 
was conducted by the Order. 

Clause 10. — On March 31st, 1893, u po n receipt of a for- 
mal request from the Trustees of Wellington Square, accom- 
panied by a certificate over the seal of the Lodge, that the 
Trustees were duly elected and authorized to receive the same, 
the funds of that Lodge, with accumulated interest, amounting 
in all to $2,154.64, were, by direction of the Grand Master, 
restored to the Lodge, and the receipt thereof has been duly 
acknowledged. 

Clause 11.— The Register of Past Grands has been completed 
so far as it could be from the returns received. Many Lodges 
have neglected to send in their list of Past Grands. An effort 
will be made during the coming year to have the Register com- 
pleted. 

Clause 12. — In order that the proper provision may be made 
for the collection of the Rebekah tax, I would recommend that 
in accordance with the report of the Grand Representatives, re- 
ferred to by the Grand Master in his report, that Grand Lodge 
By-law No. 97 be amended by adding to the Clause the words, 
" Save for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the Rebekah 
Provincial Convention." 

Clause 13. — There is a great desirability for a more easy and 
less expensive mode of transferring membership from one Lodge 
to another. If we would retain the many members who from 
time to time leave their home and mother Lodge to locate in 
another locality, and who, missing their accustomed Lodge, 
might soon drift away and are lost to the Order. Many, very 
many, could be kept as members, if they could more easily join 
the Lodge where they are called on to reside, either by a dual 
membership, or by the Lodge which has for years had the 
benefit of their dues, advice and labour, assisting them to join 
another Lodge. The subject is worthy of special attention at 
this time when our desire is so great to extend our usefulness by 
getting new members and by retaining those we have. 



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Clause 14. — There is a matter of importance that was inad- 
vertently overlooked at the last two Sessions of the Grand 
Lodge that should have its full consideration this year. Bro. 
Jno. Ormiston, of Gananoque Lodge, served a portion of a year 
as Grand Master. Prior to his resignation of that office he had 
been to some expense in the ordinary discharge of his duties. At 
the time I asked him for a statement of expenses incurred, but 
owing to the destruction of his office and part of its contents by 
fire the record had been destroyed. Through an inadvertent 
omission your Grand Secretary neglected to refer to the 
fact in his report and the matter was entirely overlooked. I 
would recommend that the Finance Committee be instructed to 
ascertain the expenses of Bro. Ormiston and report on the same, 
that they may be paid, and tardy justice done the Brother. 

In this connection, it is a well-known fact that Bro. Ormiston 
has been for years a zealous member of this Grand Lodge, and 
has also done very much to advance the interests of his own 
Lodge, and of the Order in general, more particularly in the 
Eastern Section of the Province. The causes which led to his 
resignation were evidently such as he had little or no control 
ovet ; therefore, I would respectfully recommend that the Rep- 
resentatives of this Grand Lodge in the Sovereign Grand Lodge 
be directed to request that this Grand Lodge be authorized to 
recognize his services and that the title of Past Grand Master be 
given to Bro. Ormiston, no such title having been given for the 
year in which he served the Grand Lodge. 

Clause 15. — During the year past, twelve Veteran Jewels 
have been issued to the following Lodges, as per certificates 
fyled : 

No. 

Victoria Lodge, No 64 Jno. Kerner 36 

Union Lodge, No. 16 Adam Purves, P.G.P 37 

" J. B. Mclntyre, P.G.M 38 

Unity Lodge, No. 47 Wm. Amor, P. G 39 

Brock Lodge, No. 9 4° 

Valley City Lodge, No. 117. George Lees 4 1 

Samaritan Lodge, No 35 ... S. Schofield 4 2 

Excelsior Lodge, No. 44 William King 43 

" James Perrin 44 

" R.C.Cooper 45 

" Henry Griffith 4 6 

" ]. H. Carmichael 47 

Clause 16.— The financial affairs of late Mystic Lodge, No* 
128, Waterdown, have been finally wound up by Bro. Geo. Ross* 
Special Deputy, by the sale of the furniture of the Lodge for 



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$25.00, which amount has been received and placed to the credit 
of the defunct Lodge. The sum of $50, recommended by Bro. 
Ross in his report last year to be paid to the widow of the late 
Bro. Stock, of Waterdown, can now be paid, and I would recom- 
mend that it be at once paid to the said widow. 

Clause 17. — The following appeals have been received and are 
herewith presented : 

A. R. Rowland, Whitby, vs. Eastern Star Lodge No. 72. 

Ridgely Lodge, No. 250, v. Aylmer Lodge, No. 94. 

Garnet Lodge, No. 139, on behalf of the wife and family of 
Robert Hassard, vs. Teeswater Lodge, No, 183. 

R. Ronan, P.G., Ottawa, vs. the Grand Master and D.D. 
G.M. 

A. R. Rowland vs. District Committee. 

Clause 18. — There is often great difficulty experienced, by 
Lodges in getting a proper and safe report, and claim for sick 
benefits, by non-resident members. Bro. Chas. Packert has 
prepared a form of application for benefits, which it would be 
well for the Lodges in general to adopt. The form has been 
kindly supplied by Bro. Packert, who would no doubt consent 
to its general adoption. 

Clause 19. — The Rebekah branch here has in the past been 
seriously handicapped for want of a Constitution. In view of this 
I have prepared, and herewith submit for the consideration of the 
Grand Lodge, a Constitution for Rebekah Lodges, compiled from 
the best available laws ; and with the object in view of strengthen- 
ing and benefiting this branch of the Order, 1 would respectfully 
recommend that the Constitution as it shall be adopted by the 
Grand Lodge be spread upon the Journal of Proceedings of this 
year, and that the Committee of General Purposes be instructed 
to have it reprinted in suitable size and form, and that each 
Rebekah Lodge be supplied free by the Grand Lodge, with a 
sufficient number to give to each member a copy, and that new 
Rebekah Lodges, when instituted, be given a supply. 

I would further respectfully recommend that all old Lodges, 
which have not already adopted a code of by-laws, as well as all 
new Lodges hereafter instituted, be required to adopt and have 
printed within three months, a code of by-laws, rules of order, 
etc. 

It is necessary that the Grand Lodge should define the duties 
of- officers of the Rebekah Convention more clearly than they are 
at present, so that conflict of authority between the officers of 
the Grand Lodge and those of the Convention may be avoided. 



5502 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



In all matters pertaining to the institution of new Rebekah 
Lodges, returns communicating pass words and instructions re 
installations, and instructions to District Deputies, your Grand 
Secretary has dealt directly with the Lodges ; the laws of the 
Order, stating that these Lodges stand in the same relation to 
the Grand Lodges as Subordinate Lodges do. 

Sister Mrs. Maggie Waddell, Secretary of the Provincial 
Convention, has proved herself to be an enthusiastic and zealous 
officer, a fact I have much pleasure in bearing testimony of. 

During the past year, ten new Rebekah Lodges have been 
instituted. Books were supplied to each at the same rates as to 
Subordinate Lodges. There has been unusual activity in this 
branch of the Order, the result will doubtless be a great and 
lasting benefit to Oddfellowship. 

It would be wise to make provision for the resusitation of 
those Rebekah Lodges which held charters prior to the legisla- 
tion now governing the Rebekahs, as doubtless ere long many 
of these Lodges will desire to resume work. 

The work and present standing of the Rebekahs will be seen 
from the accompanying abstract, from the semi-annual returns of 
the Lodges, which cannot but be of much interest to our Sisters 
as to all Brothers who admire their work. 

The standing of the Rebekah Lodges on December 31st is 
shown in the accompanying Report submitted to the Sovereign 
Grand Lodge. As most of the new Rebekah Lodges instituted 
this year were instituted subsequent to January 1st they do not 
appear in that Report. 

During the year ten new Lodges have been instituted, each 
under the most favourable auspices, the membership on June 
30 being 1446, an increase since last we met of 450. 



1893] 



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Clause 20. — On June 16th, 1893, as required by the law, I 
renewed the Certificate of Registration with the Ontario 
Government to continue our work under the new Insurance Act, 
the fee of twenty-five dollars for such renewal being paid. 

This Registration includes the Encampment Branch, the 
Rebekah Branch, the Odd Fellows' Funeral Aid Association 
of the counties of Lincoln and Welland, and the Odd Fellows' 
Mutual Aid Association of London, Ont. 

Tables showing the work of the Associations named, as well 
as of the Odd Fellows' Relief Association, which being a purely 
insurance organization, reports to and receives authority from the 
Sover eign Grand Lodge, are hereto appended. The totals of the 
whole showing a grand financial result of work done by the Order 
in Ontario in the interests of humanity. I had hoped to be able 
to give the figures from each Province, so that the grand total 
expended by the Order in the Dominion of Canada might be 
seen at a glance, but in this I have been so far disappointed, 
though I expect to have it by another year. 

In this connection I beg to say that through the courtesy and 
kindness of Bro. Will. J. Vale, Deputy Registrar of Friendly Soci- 
eties for Ontario, I have obtained a list of all Lodges which 
have been incorporated under the laws of Ontario, principally 
under Chap. 137, R. S. O., under consent given by this Grand 
Lodge. The incorporation of these Lodges is legal under the 
present insurance laws, and I am of opinion that all Lodges not 
already incorporated should be required to incorporate at once, 
or within a given time, say by January 1st, 1894. They would 
then be, as without a doubt every Lodge should be, under the 
legal control of the Grand Lodge, and having a legal status they 
would be in a better and more safe position than they can other- 
wise be. The modus of incorporation (which must be done 
through this office) is extremely simple and inexpensive, the cost 
being but one dollar ; the form to be observed is given here- 
with, and the necessary copies will be sent to Lodges on 
application. 

The following is a list of the Lodges now incorporated, with 
year of incorporation : — . 



Lodge. No. Year. 

Otonabee 13 1884 

Phoenix 22 1879 

Rose 28 1883 

Eureka 30 1874 

Elgin 32 1881 

Samaritan 35 1875 

St. Mary's 36 1881 

Forest City 38 1879 

Mt. Zion 46 1880 



Lodge. 



No. 



Unity 47 

Dominion 48 

Otter 50 

Bessell 51 

Niagara Falls 53 

Fidelity 55 

Queen City of Ontario ... 56 

Maple Leaf 57 

Howard 58 



Year. 

1879 
1874 
1875 
1875 
18S2 
1874 
1875 
18S8 
1875 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5505 



Lodge. No. 

Corinthian 61 

Victoria 64 

Hope 69 

Fergus 73 

Bothwell 74 

Warriner 75 

St. Thomas 76 

Nipissing 79 

Beaver 82 

Clinton 83 

Walkerton 84 

Empire 87 

Reliance 89 

Ivy 90 

Grand River 91 

Milton 92 

Ay lmer 94 

Port Stanley * 95 

Nith 96 

Grand Union 97 

Golden Star 101 

Crescent 104 

Waterloo 107 

Royal Oak 108 

Laurel no 

Peterboro' in 

Harmony 115 

Naomi 116 

Valley City 117 

Maitland 119 

Sydenham Valley 120 

Saxon 121 

Palmerston * 123 

Dresden 124 

Sarnia 126 

Mystic* 128 

Livingston 130 

Marion ..131 

Oakville 132 

Glencoe 133 

Peaceful Dove 135 

Ancaster 138 

Concord 142 

Bay of Quinte 143 

Ridgetown 144 

Riverside * 145 

Vivian 146 

Model 147 

Aurora 148 

Western Star 149 

Sycamore * 151 

Hayden 152 

Wildey 153 

Alpha 154 

Brougham 155 



Year. 

1879 
1886 
1878 
1880 
1880 
1877 
1876 
1877 
1883 
1876 
1880 
1879 
1877 
1876 

1875 
1880 
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1876 
1879 
1881 
1876 
1876 
1887 
1879 
1876 
1879 
1875 
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1880 

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1877 
1877 
1879 
1877 
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1877 
1884 
1878 
1880 
1877 
1886 
1880 
1880 

1875 
1880 
1883 
1879 
1877 
1877 
1875 
1880 
1882 
1879 
1880 



Lodge. No. 

Pyramid .» 156 

Thamesville 157 

Progress 158 

Oak Leaf 159 

Listowel 160 

Oriental 163 

Romero 164 

Beethoven 165 

Hillsburg 167 

Sutton 168 

Grey 169 

Penetangore 172 

Dolman 174 

Lome* 175 

Montana 177 

Owen Sound 180 

Teeswater 183 

Germania 184 

Dufferin 186 

Cambridge , . . . 188 

Parry Sound 189 

Chorazin 190 

Howick 192 

Victor * 193 

Albert 194 

Florence 196 

Weston 200 

Silver Star 202 

Pembroke 203 

Ahiram. 205 

Silver City 206 

Egremont 207 

Argyll 212 

Clifford 214 

Freestone 215 

Elmira 216 

Mt. Brydges 217 

Georgian Bay 219 

Woodslee 220 

Chesley 221 

Hensall 223 

Ottawa* 224 

Merlin 226 

International 228 

Prince of Wales 230 

Elora 231 

Ilderton 234 

Temple* 238 

Carleton 240 

Milton 242 

Port Arthur 244 

Ridgely 250 

Floral 252 

Gold Hill 261 

Lakeview 272 



Year 



Now Defunct. 



5506 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.— Insurance Corporations' Act, 1892. 



APPLICATION FOR INCORPORATION. 

No 

To the Registrar of Friendly Societies for Ontario, 

Department of Insurance, Toronto, Canada. 

The undersigned Applicant , holding the [office or respective offices, as 

the case may be] hereinbelow, specified after [his or 

their] names, being to the said office duly [elected or appointed, 

as the case may be] in the Friendly Society known as the 

[name of Society] 

and acting and being authorized to act for and in behalf of the said Society 
HEREBY MAKE APPLICATION pursuant to and in terms of the Insur- 
ance Corporations' Act, .892, (and amending Act ), FOR THE INCOR- 
PORATION of the [said Society, or as the case may be] 

under the name of the [proposed corporate name] 

having its 

[Head Office, or as the case may be], at 

in the Province of Ontario. 

And the said Applicant , of [his or their] own knowledge, and 

having the means of knowing, further declare that Exhibit A, hereto 
annexed, truly sets forth the facts out of which the present Application has 
arisen ; also that Exhibit B, hereto annexed, is a true copy of the rules of the 
body proposed to be incorporated ; also that Exhibit C, hereto annexed, 
correctly sets out the names of the persons who are to be its first trustees or 
managing officers, and correctly states the mode in which their successors 
are to be elected. 



Sworn before me at the, 
in the County of 



this dav of. 

A.D. 189 



[Name] 

[Office] 
[Name] 

[Office] 
[Name] 

[Office] 



Clause 21. — All by-laws received from Lodges for approval 
have been at once sent to Bro. W. A, Rawlings, and as 
promptly returned by him. The work of the past year has been 
very arduous, as very nearly one hundred by-laws of Lodges 
and amendments have been reported on ; yet there are not a few 
Lodges working under by-laws adopted years ago, now not at 
all in harmony with the Constitution as recently adopted. 
Lodges should see that it is for their interests to have their 
laws always corrected up to date. In this respect I think it 
would be a move in the right direction if the Constitution was 
supplied to Lodges by the Grand Lodge at the cost of printing 
them, Lodges to provide themselves with by-laws only. This 
would do away with a grievance Lodges so often express of 
being required to reprint their Constitution by-laws so frequent- 
ly, and would possibly save many changes being made in the 
Constitution of Subordinates. 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5507 



Clause 22. — I have great pleasure in again bearing testimony 
to the influence of the Dominion Odd Fellow, and regret that the 
Lodges do not more generally take advantage of its columns 
for their own benefit, by advertising their Lodge and night of 
meeting. A well-conducted newspaper like the Dominion 
Odd Fellow, if patronized as it should be, is of great advantage 
to the Order. 

Clause 23. — The total expenditure of Ontario in all the 
various objects of insurance, benefits and relief, since 1856, has 
aggregated the immense sum of over one million dollars, to 
ascertain which I compiled the accompanying table from the 
Journal of the Grand Encampment to add to the other tables 
submitted : 

By Subordinate Lodges in Benefits and Relief $836,988 34 

" Subordinate Encampments 

" Odd Fellows'. Relief Association, Death Claims Paid 

" Disability Claims Paid 

" Mutual Aid Association of London, Death Claims Paid.. 
" Odd Fellows' Funeral Aid Association of Lincoln and 

Welland, Death Claims Paid 

" Rebekahs not tabulated yet 

Total $i.i73.957 40 

One million one hundred and seventy-three thousand nine 
hundred and fifty-seven dollars and forty cents. 



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5-510 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



Clause 24. — The following report of the Grand Encampment, 
for year ending 31st December, 1892, submitted as required by 
the Insurance Act, was duly received and sent in duplicate to 
the Insurance Department : — 

Number of members, as per last report 3,266 

Initiated during the year ending Dec. 31st, 1892 299 

Admitted by Card 15 

Reinstated „ 20 — 334 

Total 3,610 

From which deduct — 

Withdrawn by card 39 

Suspended for non-payment of dues 164 

Suspended for cause 1 

Expelled 3 

Deceased 25 — 232 

In membership, Dec. 31st, 1892 3,378 

Number of Patriarchs relieved 407 

Number of weeks' sickness for which Benefits 

were paid 1979 

Amount paid for the relief of Patriarchs $3,445 19 

Amount of relief to Widowed Families 10 00 

Amount of Special Relief 41 90 

Amount paid for Burying the Dead 215 00 

Total amount of Relief paid $3,712 09 

Invested Funds of Subordinates $20,463 10 

Total Amount of Annual Revenue 10,221 61 

Clause 25. — The unerring law of the increase of sickness and 
death as the Lodges and their members grow older and by which 
we must be governed, if those who are now members would have 
on hand the funds out of which they may draw when their turn 
comes, are pretty clearly set forth in the accompanying table. 
It will be seen that the rate in the older Lodges, which have a 
record from which the facts may be gleaned, have nearly doubled 
in ten years, and as year follows year the record of the younger 
Lodges is gradually creeping up. We are a benevolent, benefit- 
paying, as well as a fraternal society, and we cannot afford to 
ignore or make little of the necessity of the business part of Odd 
Fellowship being done on sound business principles. The 
accompanying tables are submitted in order that every Lodge 
in Ontario may see itself as it will appear in the not distant 
future, when its members, now healthy and strong, will be 
approaching "the sere and yellow leaf" time of life, and its 
ratio of sickness and death are away up and taken cognizance 
of for the benefits of others coming on. It may be that in time 
they will be wisely guided and so conduct their business that 
when their last old member makes his demand there may be 
no doubt of the ability of the Lodge to meet it. 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5511 



Clause 26. — The following table will show the unerring in- 
crease in sickness as the age of the membership increases, the 
rate in 1892 being more than double that of 1875 : — 

AVERAGE MEMBERSHIP AND SICKNESS FOR THE PAST 
EIGHTEEN YEARS. 





Membership. 


Weeks' 
Sickness. 


General Average per Member. 




Days. 


Hours. 


Minutes. 


Seconds. 


1875 


10,188 
11,322 
12,172 
12,332 

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2 
2 


8 
1 

13 
10 

19 

21 

21 

8 

9 

7 

12 

17 
17 
21 
11 

5 
22 
12 

1 


26 

16 

8 

7 
50 
14 
54 
53 
24 
12 
26 
16 
21 
22 

1 
45 
58 
10 
19 


5i 
50 
53 
47 
14 
45 
12 


1876 


1877 

1878 


1870 


1880 


I2,l68 ^.OOQii 


1881 


12,776 
13.755 

13,861* 

I4.I73 
I4.330 
14.591 

14,847 

15.353 
16,060 
16,940 
17,707 
18,390 
19.452 


5,316 


1882* 


6,6231 3 


42 
00 


1882!.. 


2,755f 

6,682f 

7,2021 

7.754 

7.896$ 

8,624 

10,231! 

10,261^ 

i2,539f 

11,8421 

14,0461 


1 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
4 
4 
4 
4 
5 


1883 


48 
13 
42 
10 


1884 


1885 

1886 


1887. 


4 

5 

44 

21 


1888 


1889 


1890 


1891 


57 
30 


1892 




i8£ years. 


272,859 


139,010^ 


















Grand Average 


14,749 


7-5I4 


3 


13 


35 


20 



* Year ending June 30, 1882. t Six months ending Dec. 31, ij 



5512 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



Clause 27. — With the object of indicating as clearly as 
possible the inevitable results of increasing age in Lodges as in 
individuals, I submit the following table of the record of sickness 
and sick benefits and of deaths in Ontario during 1892, and trust 
that the warning it sounds will not be unheeded. 



Lodges in 
Groups of 24. 



9 to 51 

52 " 76 

77 " I02 

103 " 129 

13O " 156 

157 " 184 

185 " 215 

2l6 " 242 

243 " 266 

267 " 294 





Brothers 


Members. 


Sick. 


3.556 


687 


2,746 


452 


2,123 


351 


2-370 


357 


1. 571 


240 


1.392 


204 


1. 341 


214 


1.634 


244 


I.307 


J 57 


1,412 


140 



Ratio. 



5-24 
6.07 
6.04 
6.63 

6-54 
6.82 
6.26 
6.69 
8.31 
IO.07 



Weeks 
Sickness. 



3.939^ 
2,290 
i,588| 
1,562 
973 
965I 
7791 
865 
665! 
4*7? 



Lodges in 
Groups of 24. 


Average sickness 
per Member. 


Sick 
Benefits. 


Cost 
per Member. 


Died. 


Ratio. 




Dys. 


Hrs. 










9 to 51... 


7 


18 


12,722 56 


tf3 58 


44 


i in 81 


52 " 76... 


5 


20 


6,989 84 


2 54 


21 


1 " 130 


77 " I02. . . 


5 


5 


4.515 44 


2 13 


13 


1 ■• 163 


103 " 129. . . 


4 


11 


5.436 29 


2 29 


18 


1 " 132 


130 " 156... 


4 


8 


2,842 07 


1 81 


11 


1 " 143 


157 " 184... 


4 


20 


2,922 80 


2 10 


14 


1 " 99 


185 " 215... 


3 


12 


2.565 61 


1 91 


9 


1 " 149 


2l6 " 242. . . 


3 


17 


2,666 98 


1 63 


12 


1 " 136 


243 " 266. . . 


3 


13 


2,060 35 


1 58 


9 


1 " 145 


267 " 294. . . 


2 


2 


1,398 84 


99 


6 


1 " 235 



1893J 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5513 



RECORD OF THE ODD FELLOWS' MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION 

OF LONDON, ONT, FROM ORGANIZATION IN 1880 TO 

DECEMBER 31ST, 1892. 





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50 94 




$2 4 56 
2 12 


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$27 50 


1882 




17 


2 


64 

75 

75 
72 






10 55 
40 00 




5 75 
8 41 
1 50 
7 10 










I883 




7 


















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36 


5 




2 


39 


38 00 


72 00 










1886 




7 


10 


69 


2 




76 15 


64 50 


8 35 










1887 

1888 




3 
18 


11 


69 

80 






3 55 
61 30 




1 56 
11 95 










60 


2 


1 


63' 


40 00 










I889 


29 


4 


2 


83 


1 


34 


45 25 


41 50 


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1890 


3^ 


15 


5 


87 


3 


38 


136 90 


118 50 


11 96 










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11 


1 


94 






22 00 




12 60 










1892 




11 




96 


4 


65* 


218 65 


194 50 


8 08 














161 


35 

1 




14 




$744 79 


$558 50 


$114 12 









Average amount paid on each death, $39.89. 

Total receipts, $744.79. 

Total expenditure, $672.62. 

Balance on hand December 31st, 1892, $63,07. 



Alfred Davis, 

Sec.-Treas. 



John Hunter, 

President. 



5514 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



RECORD OF THE ODD FELLOWS' FUNERAL AID ASSOCIATION 
COUNTIES OF LINCOLN AND WELLAND, FROM ORGANIZA- 
TION IN 1872. 



Year. 


Members. 


Deaths. 


Avr'ge 
Age. 


Mortuary 
Rate. 


Amount 

Paid Death 

Claims. 


Cost of 
Management 


1872 


93 
96 
109 
136 
136 
155 
155 
152 
150 
149 
147 
150 
161 
176 
176 

16a 

156 

137 
137 
133 
133 










$19 88 
16 50 
1 00 
13 63 
15 11 
11 50 
24 74 
19 03 
11 69 
37 89 
18 75 

18 84 

19 85 
13 05 

29 00 
3i 42 
68 48 
22 00 

34 75 

35 81 

30 50 


1873 
1874 

1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 

1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 
1884 
1885 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 
1891 
1892 












2 


30 


1 in 54.50 


$109 91 


1 


62 


1 in 136 


* 6 6 00 


1 
1 
1 • 

1 
2 


41 
62 
62 
61 
57-5© 


1 in 155 
1 " 152 
1 " 150 

1 " 149 
1 " 73.50 


i55 00 
152 00 
150 00 
149 00 
293 00 


1 
1 
4 
3 
4 
3 
2 

4 ■ 


38 
40 

50.75 
40 

49-25 
6i.33 

48 
67 


1 in 161 
1 " 176 
1 " 44 
1 " 55 
1 " 39 
1 " 45-50 
1 " 63.50 
1 " 33.25 


161 00 
176 00 
695 00 
472 00 
603 00 
450 00 
267 00 
477 00 





























General Average Age, 51.90 years. 

Call at each death $ 1 10 

Proportion for expenses 10 

Average amount paid 143 41 

Total Receipts , 5, 104 67 

Expenditure 4>939 3 2 

Balance, Dec. 31, 1892 $165 35 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5515 



RECORD OF THE ODD FELLOWS' RELIEF ASSOCIATION OF 

CANADA, FROM DATE OF ORGANIZATION, MAY 12, 1874, 

UP TO 31st DECEMBER, 1892. 



Year. 



1875. 
1876. 
1877. 
1878. 
1879. 
1880. 
1881. 
1882. 
1883. 
1884. 
1885. 



1889. 
1890. 
1891. 
1892. 



10 mos 
12 mos 



w CD 

& a 



364 
813 
885 
854 
832 
984 
1040 

1 193 
1494 
1876 
2203 
2418 
2641 
2848 

3099 
4036 

5135 

5935 



3 

7 

5 

4 

10 

6 

11 
7 
7 

16 
10 
18 
19 
25 
27 

33 
37 



245 



u 

> 

< 



& 



41.66 

33.43 

41.80 

44.75 
38.20 

42.16 

40.72 
44.28 

41.851 
44.18 
45.30J 
33.94 

42.21 

46. 40) 
45.33 
44.48 
43.16 



3-69 

7.91 

5.85 

4.81 
6.78 

5.77 

9.22 

4.68 
3.73 

7.26 

4.14 

6.82 
6.67 
8.07 
6.69 
6.43 

6.24 



« 



$ 952 01 

3.38590 
5-38852 

7,615 66 

4.874 23 
11,494 11 

8,214 64 
14,921 15 

12,454 37 
13,85081 
20,718 91 
19,220 73 
19,644 34 
31,97294 

42,523 57 
50,35962 
62,421 87 
81,05360 



411,066 98 



§ 1,400 00 

3.25500 

5,700 00 

4,125 00 

8,075 00 

6,000 00 

11,800 00 

7,000 00 

10,500 00 

14,500 00 

15,000 00 

15,500 00 

29,000 00 

26,282 00 

42,500 00 

40,000 00 

57,100 00 



2 97.737 00 



E 

o 



$400 00 



500 



i.ooo 00 
1,000 00 



2,900 00 



Death claims $297,737 00 

Disability claims , , 2,900 00 

Total $300,637 00 



5516 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



STATEMENT "A." 
Amounts Due by Lodges, July 20, 1893. 



Name of Lodge. 



Otter 

Deseronto 

Model 

Western Star. . . . 

Sycamore 

Hayden 

Grey 

Tecumseh.. 

Teeswater 

Cambridge 

Acton 

Egremont 

Georgian Bay. . . . 

Sauble 

Equity 

Hanover 

Thornbury 

Floral 

Tottenham .... 

Lansdowne 

Glanworth 

Beatrice, D of R. 
Mizpah, " 

Lucknow 

Esther 

Aberdeen 



Total 



Lodge 
No. 



50 
102 

i47 
149 

!5i 
152 
169 
183 

182 
188 

204 
207 
219 
227 
232 

233 
243 

252 

255 

270 

289 

12 

19 
22 

27 
30 



Amount. 



$38 65 
25 
50 

5 50 

8 00 
19 10 

07 

50 
16 50 

50 

25 
16 00 

25 
1 55 

50 
15 75 

75 

9 75 
15 75 

50 

11 75 

1 00 

10 

6 65 
15 20 
14 25 



$194 57 



Examined and found correct. 
Toronto, July 29th, 1893. 



Chas. Packert, , f ... ,, c 
. ^ } Auditors. 

A. C. Stewart, 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5517 



STATEMENT "B. ,J 

Amounts Due to Lodges, July 20TH, 1892, 



Barrie. . . . 
Toronto.. 
Beaver. . . 
Peterboro' 
Naomi. . . , 



Mystic , 

Brougham. . 
Thamesville. 

Emerald 

Silver Star . , 
Acorn 



Name of Lodge. 



Campbellford 
Bracebridge . . 
Norwood.. . . 
North Bay . . , 
Royal. 



Victoria, D. of R. 
Oshawa 
May Queen " 
Naomi " 

Our Sisters " 
Bethuel " . 

Atthewell " . 
Wingham " 



Total . 



Lodge 

No. 



63 

7i 
82 
in 
116 
128 
155 
*57 
*73 
202 
236 
248 
251 
262 
271 
286 



4 

5 
6 

7 

9 
29 



Amount. 



I 25 
16 25 

15 

58 00 

24 37 

75 7° 

1 25 

50 

75 

25 

50 

1 15 

25 

7 80 

25 
9 25 

1 40 
80 
55 
30 

2 00 

3 00 
3 30 
5 00 



:i3 02 



Examined and found correct. 
Toronto, July 29th, 1893. 



Chas. Packert, 
A. C. Stewart, 



Auditors. 



5518 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



SUPPLIES ON HAND, JULY 20, 1893 



9 

7 

24 

99 

79 

J 34 

1 

6 

11 

30 

20 

4 
204 

125 

5 

192 

79 
9i 
82 

13 

25 
47 
39 

7702 
16 
86 
89 
40 
35o 
295 

1915 

14 
18 
880 
8605 
12 
12 

15 
16 

13 
75 1 
291 

3 



Subordinate Lodge 

Rebekah Funeral Ceremony 

Degree Lodge Installation Books 

Grand Lodge Cards for Members Defunct Lgs. 

Dismissal Certificates 

Visiting Cards 

Withdrawal Cards 

Rebekah Visiting Cards 

Digests. Sovereign Grand Lodge 

Anniversary Ceremony 

Funeral Ceremony 

Diplomas 

Odes, Book Form 

Odes, Subordinate Lodge 

Odes, Rebekah 

Rebekah Certificates 

Members' Receipt Books 

Question Books 

Orders, A. T. P. W 

Orders, Term P. W 

Visitors' Register 

Officers' Roll Call 

Orders on Treasurer 

Return Books 

Propositions @ 15c. per 100 

Minute Books , 

Reports on Character 

Members' Registers 

Receipt Books, Treas. to Secty 

Treasurers' Bonds 

Trustees' Bonds 

Decoration Ceremony 

Veteran Jewels . . t 

Prayer Cards .... 

Degree Certificates 

Medical Examinations @ 65c. per 100 

Subordinate Lodge Floor Work 

Rebekah " " " 

Financial Secretary's Books Packert's 

Recording " " " 

Treasurers' " " 

Ontario Digests 

Rebekah Propositions 

Rebekah Rituals 



$2 40 
15 



00 
10 
21 
21 
21 
21 

CO 

21 
26 
60 
50 
4 
4 
30 
85 
50 
50 
50 
75 
42 
60 
40 



00 

65 
70 
50 



40 
40 
35 
35 
35 
45 



2 25 



$4 80 

1 35 

14 00 

2 40 
20 79 
16 59 
28 14 

21 

18 00 
2 31 

7 80 
12 00 

2 00 

8 16 

5 °° 

1 50 
163 20 

39 5° 
45 5° 
41 00 

9 75 

10 50 

33 6 o 

15 60 

11 55 

16 00 

55 90 
62 30 
20 00 

2 36 
1 57 

19 15 
66 50 

72 

4 40 

55 93 

4 80 

4 80 

20 35 

21 60 

17 55 
337 95 

1 46 

6 75 
'1235 24 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5519 



STATEMENT OF SUPPLIES ON HAND, JULY 20, 1893. 



Supplies. 



Combined Rituals 

Rebekah Funeral Ceremony 

Grand Lodge Cards 

Dismissal Certificates 

Visiting Cards 

Rebekah Visiting Cards 

Digest Sov. Grand Lodge 

Anniversary Ceremony 

Funeral Ceremony 

Diplomas 

Degree Charts 

Odes, Book form 

Ode Cards, Subordinate Lodge 

Ode Cards, Funeral 

Odes, Rebekah 

Rebekah Certificates 

Book of Forms , 

Members' Receipts 

Question Books 

Orders, A. T. P. W 

Orders, Term P. W , 

Visitors' Register 

Officers' Roll 

Orders on Treasurer 

Return Books 

Propositions 

Minute Books , 

Reports on Character , 

Members' Register 

Treasurers' Receipts 

Treasurers' Bonds 

Trustees' Bonds 

Decoration Ceremony 

Veteran Jewels 

Prayer Cards 

Degree Certificates , 

Medical Certificates 

Subordinate Lodge Floor Work 

Rebekah " " , 

Recording Secretary's Work, Packert's 
Permanent " " 

Treasurer's Work, Packert's 

Ontario Digests 

Rebekak Propositions and Reports 

Rebekah Rituals 

Withdrawal Cards , 



T3 O 

c ^ . 

r^ — • G\ 

300 

O 



62 

12 

60 

12 

15 

50 

20 

5 

5 

556 

61 

3 

5 

5 

70 



rj 



23 
46 

3 
46 

4275 

19 

2 

5 

70 

526 

404 

105 

7 

47 

880 

2105 

18 

2 

22 

24 

23 
811 
291 



69 






Oh 



76 



24 

200 

I9OO 



18 



4OO 



12 
206 
IOO 
IOO 
IOO 



I OOOO 

J 5 

IOO 
IOO 



I OOOO 

30 
30 



80 

J 3 
24 
262 
1912 
60 
30 
15 

IOO 

45 
5 

17 
556 

61 

403 

5 

17 
276 
100 
in 

IOO 

23 

46 

103 

46 

14275 

34 

102 

105 

70 

526 

404 

1965 

27 

47 

880 

12105 

48 

32 

22 

24 
23 

811 

1291 

24 

5i9 



a-- ^ 



78 

4 

1 

163 

1833 

59 

23 

4 

70 

25 
5 

13 
352 

61 
278 



17 

84 

21 

20 

18 

10 

21 

47 

7 

6753 

18 

16 

16 

30 

176 

109 

50 

13 

29 



3500 

36 

20 

6 

9 

10 

60 

1000 

21 

385 



c VN - 

300 

O 



5520 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT. 

Detailed Statement of Receipts and Expenditure. 



Receipts. 

Capita Tax $10035 00 

Charter Feet, 220 30 

Supplies 490 24 

Interest 96 63 

Miscellaneous 14 87 

$10857 °4 

Expenditure. 
General Expenditure as ordered by Grand Lodge — 

Mileage and Per Diem $6221 60 

Grand Auditors $52 20 

H. Robertson, Com. on Correspondence 50 00 

J. A. Young, Assistant Grand Secretary 6 00 

Janitor at "Windsor 10 00 

Official Reporter 15 00 

Committee on Insurance Law 23 oc 

W. A. Rawlings, Chairman By-laws 75 00 

Grand Master's Expenses, 1892 « 1488 

Badges for Grand Lodge 37 70 

Government Assessment 50 00 

Incidentals 38 25 

Sovereign Grand Lodge Tax 150 00 

Typewriter 105 00 

627 03 

Printing and Stationery — 

Journals of Grand Lodge $719 10 

Grand Master's Reports 46 50 

Grand Secretary's Reports 63 00 

Foreign Relations Reports 51 00 

Grand Treasurer's Reports 6 00 

Circulars, Committee Reports, etc 292 90 

1178 50 

Office Expenses — 

Rent $308 00 

Office Help, per resolution 100 00 

Telephone 45 00 

Repairs and Furniture 35 75 

Cleaning Office, Coal, Incidentals 129 31 

618 06 

Salaries — 

Grand Secretary $1500 00 

Grand Treasurer 200 00 

1700 00 

Miscellaneous — 

Grand Master $199 55 

Guarantee Bonds 51 55 

Law Costs , 8 00 

Postage , 277 33 

Special Committees 71 90 

608 33 

10953 52 

Balance % 96 48 

Examined and found correct. 

Chas. Packert, 



Toronto, August 1st, 1893. 



A. C. Stewart, < A ^ ito ^ 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



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5522 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



REPORT OF AUDITORS. 



To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. 

The undersigned beg to report that they have carefully 
examined the books and accounts of the Grand Secretary and 
found them correct, and that they have verified the statements 
submitted herewith. 

They have also examined the books and vouchers of the 
Grand Treasurer, which have been found correct. The amount 
in the hands of the Grand Treasurer, being $10,496.51 ; of 
this amount $364.20 are trust funds ; the general fund being 
$10,132.31. 

They find that fines recorded some years ago against Syca- 
more Lodge ($800), and Egremont Lodge ($16.00), still appear 
in their accounts as unpaid balances, and Capitation tax for 
two terms ($5.75) appears against Hanover Lodge, to which 
they would call the attention of the Finance Committee for 
their consideration, with a view of having the payment of the 
amounts either enforced or remitted. 

It will be noticed that a slight difference of $28.36 appears 
between the detailed statement of supplies and the balance 
sheet. This is occasioned simply from the fact that in 
transcribing the items from the book to the statement sheet a 
few items were overlooked, and the books being closed the state- 
ments could not conveniently be altered. This, however, does 
not affect the financial statement, but will rectify itself at next 
audit. 

They are pleased to note that the balances against Subor- 
dinate Lodges have been very much reduced ; most of the 
amounts which do appear are on account of the returns of some 
Lodges having been received but the cash not being remitted 
until after the books were closed. The amount appearing as 
being overpaid by Lodges, on the other hand, being from the 
fact that some have remitted cash, but returns were not sent in 
at time of closing books. 



All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Chas. 

A. C. Stewart 



Chas. Packert, ) . ,.. 

> fl llClllOTSi 



Toronto, August 2, 1893. 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5523 



ANNUAL STATEMENT. 



ABSTRACT FROM THE SEMI-ANNUAL RETURNS, YEAR ENDING 
31ST DECEMBER, 1891. 



Lodges. 



No. of Lodges 31st Dec, 1891 237 

Instituted during the year 1892 8 

245 
Defunct— Mystic, No. 128 1 

Lodges, 31st Dec, 1892 ..... 244 

MEMBERSHIP. 

Year ending 
31st Dec, 1892. 

Initiated 2,155 

Reinstated 144 

Admitted by Card 168 

2,467 

Suspended for Cause 11 

Suspended N. P. D 918 

Withdrawn 305 

Expelled 14 

Died 157 

1,405 

Net Increase 1 ,062 

Add Membership 31st Dec. , 1891 18,390 

Membership 31st Dec, 1892 19,452 

Average Membership per Lodge, 79.61. 

Relief for Year 1892. 

Number of Brothers who received Sick Benefits 3, 037 

" Widows who received Relief 186 

" Orphan Children who received Relief 86 

Amount paid Sick Benefits $44,119 78 

Surgeons' Fees 5,125 21 

" Nursing Sick Brothers 2,135 °9 

" Relief of Widows 13,306 00 

" Orphans 7,23446 

Burying deceased Brothers 6,741 56 

" " Wives of Brothers 1,84750 

Special Relief and Charity 2,835 34 

Total #77.344 94 

An average for each day of 1892 of $210.63. 

6 



524? JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



Number of Brothers who received Sick Benefits 3.037 

Being 1 in each 6.42 of the entire Membership. 

Number of Weeks' Sickness 14,046! 

Amount of Sick Benefits $44,119 78 

Average amount paid to each $14 53 

Average cost per Member for Sick Benefits 2 26 

Average duration of sickness 4 weeks, 4 days, 9 hours. 

Average duration of sickness if spread over the entire Member- 
ship 5 days, 1 hour, 19 min., 30 sec. 

Surgeons' Fees and Nurses 7,260 30 

Average cost per Member $0 37 J 

Number of Widows 186 

Amount paid to Widows 13,206 00 

Average paid to each "$71 00 

Average cost per Member 68 

Number of Brothers died 157 

Amount paid for Funeral Benefits 6,701 56 

Average for Funeral Benefit $42 68 

Average cost per Member 34 J 

Average Death rate 1 in 124 

Number of Wives of Brothers died 74 

Amount paid for Funeral Benefits I <^^7 50 

Average paid for each $24 96 

Average cost per Member 09^ 

Number of Orphans in the care of Lodges 86 

Amount paid to Orphans 1 ,234 46 

Average to each ... $14 35 

Average cost per Member 06J 

Paid for Special Relief and Charity 2,835 34 

Average cost per Member 14! 

Total amount paid for Relief and Charity 77.344 97 

Total amount paid for Current Expenses 60,943 68 

Total amount of other Expenditure 19,000 00 



Total Disbursements $157,288 65 

Average cost per Member for Relief and Charity $3 97 

Average cost per Member for Current Expenses 3 13 

Average cost per Member for other Expenditure 98 



Total average cost per Member for all purposes $8 08 

Total average receipts per Member 933 

Excess of Receipts over Expenditure per Member.... $1 25 

Receipts of Lodges. 

Initiation, Degrees and Cards $ 32,734 72 

Average per Member $1 68^ 

Dues and Reinstatement 106,122 ^j 

Average per Member 5 45J 

All other sources (as interest, rent, etc. ) 42,652 19 

Average per Member 2 19J 

Total average receipts per Member $9 33 

Total receipts $181,509 48 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5525 



Funds and how Invested. 

•Cash in Bank and in Treasurer's hands $175,104 30 

Invested in Mortgages and securities 184,220 20 

Invested in Buildings, Land, etc 261,451 31 

Invested in Furniture, Regalia, etc 165,781 60 

Total $786,557 41 

Funds. 

General Benefit Fund $669,627 15 

Widows' and Orphans' Fund 104,031 79 

Contingent Fund 12,898 47 

Total , $786,557 41 

The very large increase in sickness and death during the 
year, more particularly noticed in the first half of the year, was 
no doubt caused by the epidemic, la grippe, which prevailed in 
the winter of 1891-2 — the number sick 3,037, and the deaths 157, 
being the largest in our history, warns the Lodges to be as care- 
ful as possible in the management of their fiscal affairs, for care- 
ful as we may be in our selection of members, epidemics will 
play their part, and our Lodges must be prepared for them. 

The following is an abstract from the returns of Lodges, 
Term ending 30th June, as perfect as it could be made, owing 
to so many Lodges neglecting to send in returns promptly : — 

ABSTRACT FROM RETURNS, FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING 
JUNE 30, 1893. 

Number of Lodges, June 30, 1893 247 

Membership. 

Membership, December 31, 1892 i9>452 

Initiated during the Term 1.367 

Admitted by Card 92 

Reinstated 88 

i,547 

Suspended for Cause , 2 

Suspended, Non-Payment Dues 417 

Withdrawn 190 

Expelled 5 

Died 69 

683 

Net Increase 865 

Present Membership, June 30, 1893 20,316 



5526 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



Number of Brothers who received Sick Benefits 1,685 

1 ' weeks' sickness for which benefits were paid . 7,702^ 

Amount paid for Sick Benefits $24,383 47 

Lodge Surgeons 2,61239 

" Nursing Sick Brothers. 1,207 9^ 

" Special Relief and Charity I >467 67 

Number of Widows relieved 180 

Amount paid for their relief 6,597 59 

Number of Orphans cared for 52 

Amount paid to them 402 00 

Number of Brothers died , 69 

Amount paid for Funeral Benefits 3,285 50 

Number of Wives of Brothers died 30 

Amount paid for Funeral Benefits 555 00 

Total Relief $40,51 1 60 

Average cost per member for the six months *....$ 1 99 

Average amount paid out per day 221 37 

Receipts of Lodges. 

Initiations, Degrees, Cards, etc $20,550 31 

Dues and Reinstatements 57,388 24 

All other sources 23,849 42 

Total $101 ,787 97 

Funds. 

General Fund $680,469 52 

Widows' and Orphans' Fund 102,914 18 

Contingent Fund 9,700 64 

Total $793,084 34 

These figures are subject to a slight change after the few delinquent 
Lodges shall send in their returns. 



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IN ONTARIO SINCE 1856 TO DECEMBER 31, 1892. 





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556 


196 


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534 


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105 


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43 


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92 


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142 


10 


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12 


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1040 20 


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539 


155 


7 


5 


16 


65 


2 


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4165 41 


826 98 


38.50 


1866 


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647 


211 


11 


8 


26 


36 


3 


11 


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1239 00 


43.20 


1867 


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907 


287 


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12 


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49 


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7635 13 


1382 00 


64 . 80 


1868 


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1103 


399 


29 


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9948 27 


2145 24 


64.88 


1869 


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1443 


484 


40 


14 


67 


113 


7 


7 


13332 59 


2547 70 


72.15 


I87O 


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2302 


758 


91 


13 


109 


147 


3 


17 


18611 56 


3290 26 


76.73 


I87I 


44 


3495 


1259 


141 


21 


184 


177 


7 


21 


28865 97 


47 l6 53 


79-43 


1872 


66 


5079 


1864 


206 


18 


294 


334 


7 


25 


42974 33 


6277 95 


76.95 


1873 


86 


6774 


2108 


223 


20 


355 


412 


16 


46 


58615 37 


10822 78 


78.76 


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115 


8578 


2439 


226 


46 


396 


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42861 53 


12963 37 


74.60 


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141 


10188 


2369 


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448 


617 


23 


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8999 5o 


16187 92 


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11322 


2269 


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386 


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1981 


296 


176 


470 


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22080 84 


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180 


12332 


1776 


190 


88 


339 


33i6 


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77 


106866 19 


21287 92 


68.51 


1879 


186 


12442 


1400 


190 


103 


337 


1206 


5i 


79 


101723 94 


25141 47 


66.89 


I880 


188 


12168 


1305 


97 


150 


287 


1558 


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87 


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26075 76 


64.72 


l88l 


192 


12776 


1783 


151 


177 


318 


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69 


74 


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29719 47 


66.54 


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200 


13755 


2071 


188 


191 


304 


1048 


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138292 35 


34618 92 


68.77 


i88 2 § 


202 


13861 


1984 


196 


182 


370 


1089 


26 


98 


141474 28 


34488 07 


68.61 


1883 


204 


I4I73 


1538 


165 


i39 


274 


1 169 


10 


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129375 5° 


38881 72 


69.47 


1884 


204 


!433° 


1453 


132 


118 


261 


1186 


13 


86 


129832 74 


41224 56 


70.24 


1885 


208 


H95 1 


1305 


200 


118 


234 


1076 


8 


9i 


126787 60 


44072 38 


70.15 


1886 


211 


14847 


1524 


139 


140 


214 


1 1 30 


9 


94 


136536 10 


47507 13 


70.36 


1887 


215 


15353 


1606 


140 


141 


225 


1047 


7 


99 


137981 19 


52232 68 


71.41 


1888 


218 


16060 


1799 


152 


161 


264 


1021 


10 


103 


159975 9i 


53878 67 


73.66 


1889 


224 


16940 


1854 


210 


159 


256 


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162758 62 


62522 04 


75.66 


1890 


232 


17707 


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183 


209 


289 


1136 


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166533 52 


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76.32 


1891 


237 


18390 


1841 


162 


i57 


264 


1063 


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123 


170454 09 


65293 84 


77-59 


1892 


244 


19452 


2155 


144 


168 305 


918 


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157 


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* Annual Receipts not given on the Returns. 

t Expulsions for cause only ; hitherto members were expelled for N.P.D. 
\ This is for the year ending 31st June, 1882. 

§ This is for the year ending 31st December, 1882, from which date all 
statements are afterwards made. 



1893] 



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5530 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



The accompanying is a complete list of the Deaths for the 
year ending 31st December, 1892, with ages, etc. : — 



Name. 



Age, 



Seaton, Wm 

Black, W.W....- 
Henderson, W. H 
Potter, Henry... 
Rombough, M. J. 
Noble, James. . . . 

Wilson, Alex 

King, Alf. E 

Braid wood, Alex. 
McLerie, John. . . 
Brock, Thomas. . . 

Baillie, John 

Pringle, John. . . . 
Reed, Edward. . . 
Shaw, Robert. . . . 
Harrison, Hy . . . . 
McTaggart. Wm. 
Castello, Daniel. . 

Beer, Wm 

McKinnev, Alex. . 

Dee, F. O" 

Sudworth, Wright 

Allen, A. A 

Othen, Jas 

Box, Richard. . . . 
Knox, Andrew. . . 
Lowe, Thos J . . . . 

Wood, Thos 

LIumphrey, J. W. 

Trow, James 

Cox, Thomas. . . . 

McNeil, W 

Armstrong, J 

Wilson, H. A.... 

Rose, John 

Reid, W. E 

Atherton, Thos. . . 
McAfee, Henry . . . 
Allardyce, Arthur 
Acheson, J. L.. 
Kleinsteiber.Hugo 
Kellond, George. . 
McKenzie, Donald 

Dyas, J. J 

Morrison, Hugh A 



62 

32 
36 
3i 
56 
63 
37 
3i 
43 
67 
69 
65 
72 

54 
26 
50 
62 
77 
49 
40 
70 
66 
5i 
53 
66 
58 
45 
30 
5o 
66 

44 
29 
24 
4i 
32 
67 

73 
77 
30 
43 
37 
75 
55 
54 
50 



Lodge. 



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Otonabee . . 
Union 

Phoenix 

Chatham . . 
Eureka. . . . 

Elgin 

Gore 

Samaritan . 
St. Marys . 

Forest City 
Avon 

Excelsior . . 

Frontier , . . 

Unity 

Dominion . 
Covenant . . 



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Brockville 



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Peterborough . 
St. Catharines. 



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10 
10 

13 

16 
16 
22 
22 

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30 London 
30 
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30 
32 
34 
34 
34 
34 

3 4 
34 
35 
35 
36 
36, 

3 6 i 

38 London 

4 1 
4 1 
41 
44 
44 
44 
45 

4 5 
45 
±5 
45 
45 
47 
47 
47 

17 
48 
52 



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St. Marys .. . 



Stratford 



Hamilton 



Windsor 



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Sept. 23 
Oct. 13 
Aug. 13 
Dec. 5 
Oct, 17 
Dec. 30 
Dec 1 
Ap'il 19 
July - 
Feb. 12 
Jan. 7 
Oct. 28 
Nov. 1 
Dec. 26 
Feb. — 
Feb. 2 
Feb. 12 
June 27 
Sep. 26 
Nov. 12 
July 18 



Jan. 30 
June 25 
Aug. 3 
May 27 
Jan. 2 
Oct. 27 
Sep. 10 
Feb. 18 



Ap'il 24 
June 28 
Sep. J 5 
Oct. 14 
Oct. 23 
Dec. 23 
Feb. 3 
Mar. 23 
April 6 
Oct. 2 

Mar. 29 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5531 



List of Deaths — Continued. 



Name. 



Wilson, Chas.. .. 

Irwin, James 

Sampson, Joseph. 

McGee, Wm 

Gray, James 

Alexander, Jos. A. 
McPherson, A . . . 
Mullens, Geo. . . . 

Wickens, Jas 

Anderton, Jas.. .. 
Moses, Richard.. 

Southwell, G 

Pringle, J. R 

Thompson, M. J. 

Munsy, D 

Clegg, D. W 

Catto, W 

Deyell, Wm 

Berry, Mark 

Hopperton, Jos. . . 

Budd,Thos 

Trayes, J. B 

Willson, Dr. B. A 
Ridley, Chas. M. 
Montgomery ,Thos 
Springer, Wm... 

Currie, John 

Emery, R. B 

Finlayson, Jas, . . 

Flack, H J 

Williams, T. S... 
Northmore, R. E. 

Simmons, J 

Phillips, Geo 

Doughty, Geo. . . . 
Gammon, Fred. H 
Anderson, Joseph . 
Corbett, Alex. C. 
Stephenson, Thos. 
Farquharson, J. M 
McHardy, Geo.. . 
Bateman.Thos. W 
Williamson, Jos 
Taylor, W. E.. 
Anderson, Wm. 
Kennedy, J. F.. 
Shepley, John. . 

McEwen, F 

Cjuackenbush, G.A 



Age 



Lodge. 



Covenant 

Collingwood . . . 

Queen City .... 
Howard 

Corinthian 

Barrie 

Flo. Nightingale 
Eastern Star. . . 



Bothwell . . 
St. Thomas 



Oxford . . 
Durham. 
Belleville 



Empire 

Olive Branch 



Reliance. . . . 
Grand River. 

Nith .... 

Lindsay .... 
Deseronto . . , 



Crescent . . , 
Waterloo . , 
Royal Oak, 

Peterboro' . 



Lucknow 



No. 



Location. 



Toronto 



Collingwood 



Toronto . , 
Strathroy 



Oshawa 
Barrie. . 



Bowmanville, 
Whitby 



Bothwell .. 
St. Thomas 



Ingersoll 

Port Hope 

Belleville 



St. Catharines. 
Woodstock . . . 



Guelph 

Paris 

New Hamburg 

ioojLindsay 

102 Deseronto 
102 

Hamilton 

Gait 

Forest . . . 



Peterboro' 



Valley City.... . 

Maitland 

Sydenham Valley 



Stella 



104 

107 

108 

108 

in 

in 

112 Lucknow 

112 

117 Dundas 

119 Wingham 

120 Wallaceburg 
120 
120 
120 
125 
125 



o 






M 

M 
S 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
S 
M 
S 
M 
M 
S 
M 
M 
M 
S 
M 
S 



Carleton Place 



U 



Date. 



June 19 
Dec. 4 
Mar. 4 
Sep. 27 
Jan. 2 
Jan. 7 
Oct. 12 
Mar. 22 
Feb- 10 
Aug. 
Jan. 10 
Feb. 19 
May 15 



3 Feb. 27 

JFeb. 11 

May 21 

Oct. 30 

Jan. 28 

Oct. 14 

Jan. 13 

Sep. 12 

. June 5 

. . Ap'il 9 

. . Sept. 7 

,. Mar. 26 

. • June 10 

7 Ap'il 29 

5 May 13 

. Feb. 10 

. June 3 

. May — 

3 May 7 

3 Aug. 15 

.Oct. 16 

. . Ap'il 14 

..May 26 

2 Mar. 6 

, . 'July 16 

, .Ap'il 10 

,.|Nov. 7 

2 Jan. — 

4 Dec. 5 

• IJuly 1 

. Nov. 30 

1 Jan. 21 

. Dec. 23 



5532 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



List of Deaths — Continued. 



Name. 



Baker, Abram 

Fair, J, T. A 

Scringer, James.. 

Kelley, J.H 

Black, Wm 

Atkins, F. F 

Campbell, A. D. . . 

Price, Thos 

Milne, H. W 

Reid, Geo. R 

Idle, Rev. D 

Patterson, W. S.. 
Henderson, David 
Keating, Dr. T. A. 

Harris, Wm 

Boyle, Peter 

Rutherford, Dr. J. A 
McLardy, Wm. B. 
Morgan, Hiram. . 

Purdy, Wm 

Bautinhimer, P. . . 

Scott, Jas 

Waterman, Geo. . 
Chad wick, D. K.. 

Fraser, Alex 

Hammitt, W. F.. 

Hipkins, J. T 

Young, Chas E. . . 
Gray, Frederick.. 
Attridge, Samuel. 
Smith, Jacob S. . . 
Beatty, Duncan N 

Anderson, R 

Nottle, John 

Arnold, John 

Sutherland, J. F. . 

O'Connell, M 

Samson, L. J 

Murray, Jas. C. . 
Munro, Angus.. . . 
McCutcheon, Jno. 

McFall, Wm 

Worden, Ralph.. 
McDonald, Jas.. . 
Blancher, Sala. . . 

Holmes, J. G 

Mitchell, Robt. C. 
Doxsee, C. H . . . . 
McPherson, John. 



Age. 



3g 
46 

47 
23 

5^ 
5i 
45 
39 
26 
66 



Lodge. 



Mystic . . 
Cobourg, 



Ancaster 

Leamington . . 
Bay of Quinte. 
Vivian 



Model 



47 Aurora 



27 



Sycamore . . 
Thamesville 
Progress. . . . 
Listowel. . . . 



DeNovo .... 
Penetangore 



Dolman 



61 
38 
54 
61 

55 
35 
62 

43 
46 
66 

37 
29 

37 
30 
33 
23 
21 
42 
42 
42 
30 'Pembroke 

34 ! Argyll 

34 (Freestone 

64 j Mount Bridges. 

44 J 

36 .Ottawa 

47 
35 
42 
27 
25 
33 
36 



Teeswater . 

Chorazin . . 

Albert 

Florence . . 
Silver Star 



International . . . 

Embro Star 

Prince of Wales. 



Waterford 



Farmersville. . 

Wilton 

32 iThornbury . .. 
46 iCampbellford . 
39 I Grand Valley. 



No. 



128 
136 
136 
138 
140 

!43 
146 
146 
146 
147 
148 
151 
157 
158 
160 
160 
170 
172 
172 
172 
174 
174 
174 
183 

183 
190 
194 
196 
202 
202 
201 
203 
212 

215 
217 
217 
224 
224 
228 
229 
230 
230 
235 
335 
237 
242 

243 
248 
256 



Location. 



Waterdown 
Cobourg. . . 



Ancaster 

Leamington. . . 

Picton 

Arnprior 



Wyoming 
Aurora . . . 
Arkona. . . 
Thamesvil 
Guelph. . . 
Listowel . . 



Port Elgin. 
Kincardine 



Ayr 



Teeswater 



London . . 
Toronto . . 
Florence . . 
Milverton 



Pembroke .... 

Napanee 

Beamsville. . . . 
Mount Bridges 

Ottawa 



Intern'l Bridge 

Embro 

Toronto 



Waterford , 



Athens 

Toronto 

Thornbury . . 
Campbellford . 
Grand Valley. 



T3 <D 

K 1 O 



M 
M 

M 

S 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
S 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 



M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
M 
S 
M 
M 
M 
S 
M 
M 
S 



Date 



Feb. 9 
Oct. 27 
Nov.j 3 
May 21 
Aug. 10 
Ap'il. 13, 
Feb. 24 
Ap'il. 14 
May 24 
Feb. 27 
Ap'il. 16 
Mar. 7 
Jan. 6 
Mar. 13 
Jan. 30 
Feb. 22 
Feb. 26 
Jan. 24 
Mar. 17 
Aug. 22 
Jan. 7 
Feb 
Oct. 
Jan. 
July 
Aug 



June 24 
Oct, 13, 



Aug. 28' 
June 26 
April 2 
Dec. 6 

Oct. 23 
Mar. 30 
Oct. 12 
April 9 
July 29 
Ap'il. 13 
Dec. 9 
Ap'il. 21 
Dec. 22 
July 6 
June 17 
Feb. 21 
June 3 
Nov. 18 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5533 



List of Deaths — Concluded. 



Name. 


Age. 


1 

Lodge. 


No 


Location. 


u 
. 

"u a 


a 

CD 

IS 
U 


Date. 


McNee, John A.. . 
Houston, Jos. L. 
Vosburgh, John. . 

Scott, Archie 

Bower, C. A 

Seaman, Sidney. . 
Fisher, Elijah. . . . 
Spence, John B. . . 

Barron, J 

Asher, W.J 

Nichols, J 

Hardy, Wm 

Tweedie, Sanford. 
Hamstock, Jas. . . 


34 
34 
5o 
33 
3i 
33 
32 
32 
35 
42 

41 
21 
24 
34 


Thamesford .... 

Gold Hill 

Norwood 

Fraternity 

Delta 


258 
261 
262 
262 
264 
265 
278 
278 
283 
283 
189 
290 
124 
168 


Thamesford . . . 
Rat Portage.. . 
Norwood 

Perth '.'. 

Delta 


s 
s 

M 

M 

s 

S 
M 
M 
M 
M 


4 

2 
2 
2 
2 


Mar. 12 
June 20 

Dec. 9 
April 3 
Oct. 8 


Rockliffe 

Earnscliffe 

Glanworth 

Tweed 


Ottawa 

Janeville 

Glanworth .... 


Aug. 15 
Dec. 10 
Jan. 6 
May 25 
Dec. 18 


Tweed 

Dresden 

Sutton 


S 

S 

w 


1 


July 21 
Mar. 27 
Mar. — 


Dresden 

Sutton 







It is to be hoped that Lodge Secretaries will learn the benefit 
of greater promptness in sending in their returns. It is as easy 
for a Secretary to make out his report in time for the first meet- 
ing in January and July as it is to dally along for three or four 
weeks. The facts required are as well at hand on the last 
night of the term as ever after, and having the work of the term 
all before him, it would seem that there is no real reasonable 
excuse for the delay of even one week. When Secretaries learn 
that the information asked for in their return is not for^the use of 
any one person, but for the benefit of their Lodge and the gen- 
eral good of the Order, then will they appreciate better the 
value of greater promptitude in sending them in. 

All of which is fraternally submitted, 




5534 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS BY THE GRAND SECRETARY 
FOR THE YEAR JULY 20th, 1892, TO JULY 20th, 1893. 



Date. 


LODGE. 


No. 

45 

82 

133 

64 

265 

274 

178 

122 

119 

107 

78 

70 

76 

53 

243 

92 

33 

54 

258 

83 

106 

144 

218 

252 

164 

83 

126 

100 

107 

267 

272 

190 

68 
280 
119 
131 

49 
205 
140 
167 
104 
172 
166 
154 

8£ 
22S 
11C 
17£ 
23] 
134 


"3 

o 

EH 


M 

C8 
EH 

s3 

'Si 

cb 

o 


DO 



ft 

& 

3 

co 


© 
'u 
t3 

a 

3 

CO 


© 

9 

© 

4^ 

N 

CO 

O 


1892. 
July 21 


Frontier 


$63 25 
14 00 

13 75 

6 40 

11 25 

12 25 

7 25 
12 00 

14 00 
56 
15 

6 00 
86 85 
30 00 

8 25 
6 25 
4 25 

1 00 

2 03 
1 68 

24 25 
1 25 

30 00 

9 50 

1 68 

6 00 
19 00 

85 

2 80 
14 25 
19 00 

35 

12 25 

1 68 

7 00 
1 75 

50 75 

25 50 
33 25 
10 75 
57 50 

3 36 
9 00 

75 

1 50 

12 50 

6 75 

1 66 

4 46 
1 OC 
3 52 

14 75 

3 08 
1 3C 

! 48 7C 

1 35 
! 22 2S 

2 8C 

4 12 
! 11 7£ 


$63 25 
14 00 
13 75 
































6 40 








Delta 


11 25 

12 25 

7 25 
12 00 
14 00 



















































56 
15 




















6 00 
86 50 
30 00 
8 25 
6 25 
4 25 






22 


St Thomas . 




35 














































1 00 

2 03 
1 68 
















23 












St Clair.. . 


24 25 










1 25 










30 00 
. 9 50 






26 


Floral 


168 










6 00 

19 00 




















85 
2 80 




















14 25 
19 00 






28 
















35 








12 25 










1 68 










7 00 
1 75 
50 75 
25 50 
33 25 
10 75 
57 50 


























30 










































Penetangore 


3 36 








9 0C 










75 










1 5C 

12 5C 

6 7£ 
















Aug. 1 







1 






1 68 
4 48 




















1 OC 






2 
3 
4 






3 52 








IK 

156 
19 r 
128 
28] 
24$ 
llf 
11] 
28: 


14 It 








3 08 
1 30 

















.... 
4 0C 


44 70 




5 






1 32 






22 2t 






6 




2 8C 
4 12 

















Sudbury 


'" ii ii 







1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5535 



Statement of Receipts.— Continued. 



Date. 


1 
LODGE. 


No. 


"3 




c3 
EH 

a 
1 


03 
<D 


a 

02 


<B 

© 

o 


1892. 
Aug. 8 




40 
97 


2 53 
1 68 

60 
1 85 

3 36 
3 36 
1 62 
3 00 
3 36 

55 
3 00 

I 40 

1 68 
50 

3 36 
3 64 

2 00 
1 68 

24 

3 10 
1 68 

5 10 
3 36 
3 36 
1 68 

1 12 
3 36 

30 00 
55 10 

2 50 
1 68 

12 55 

10 35 

1 68 

84 

3 36 
1 68 
3 36 

60 

1 40 

2 80 

II 25 
1 85 

3 50 
60 

1 25 
1 68 

60 
1 25 
1 00 

75 

6 00 
10 50 

60 

6 00 

3 36 

60 

35 

50 

85 

60 

1 12 




2 53 
1 68 

60 
1 85 

3 36 
3 36 
1 37 
3 00 
3 36 

55 
3 00 
1 40 

1 68 
50 

3 36 
3 64 

2 00 
1 68 

24 

3 10 
1 68 
5 10 
3 36 
3 36 
1 68 
1 12 
3 36 






Grand Un*on 








17 










19 


Otter 


50 
203 
120 
274 
240 
261 
176 
114 

53 
216 
207 
288 
261 
235 
251 
9 
179 

38 
248 
278 

29 

45 
167 

15 
293 
292 

68 
228 

19 




























Midland 




25 














Gold Hill 


















Gananoque 














































22 


Gold Hill 






23 


Peaceful Dove 






25 




















Madoc 










Forest City 




















Kockliffe 


















26 










27 










Haimony (Degree of Rebekah). 










30 00 
30 00 








25 10 

2 50 
1 68 

12 55 

10 35 
1 68 

84 

3 36 
1 68 
3 36 

60 

1 40 

2 80 

11 25 
1 85 

3 50 
60 

1 25 

1 68 

60 

1 25 

1 00 

75 

6 00 

-10 50 

60 

6 00 

3 36 

60 

35 

50 

85 

60 

1 12 

50 




29 


North Star 






30 










Sept. 1 


Mizpah (Degree of Rebekah).... 
Nebon (Manitoba).. 
















156 
191 
283 
182 

87 
212 
124 

52 
157 

91 
273 




























6 








• 






















Dresden 






































Hastings 






10 
12 










10 
58 
74 
217 
137 
59 
97 
















Bothwell 




























13 
14 


















Veteran Jewels 
















15 




272 
9 
257 
144 
46 
23C 


















Credit 








17 




















Prince of Wales 


... 






19 
21 












8£ 
1C 


.... 


i 




Louise (Rebels ah) 


5C 


':::::::::::: 


1 





5536 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



Statement of Receipts.— Continued. 



Date. 


LODGE. 


No 


"3 

o 

EH 


M 

c3 
EH 
& 

4» 

'£ 

ea 




[ 

00 

.2 

& 

0Q 


0Q 

JO 

H3 
P 

02 




<s 

h 

•+3 


1892. 
Sept. 22 




26( 
16f 
f 
175 
10* 
10< 
85 
84 
107 


) 5( 

1 6( 

5 2 9J 

1 3( 

i 1 « 

1 15 

5( 

1 IC 

75 

6C 

85 

1 25 
6 00 
3 36 
3 36 
3 36 

2 80 
1 68 

1 25 

3 08 
3 00 

20 00 

3 36 

4 20 
3 50 

2 10 
1 00 
1 68 

3 36 
60 

1 25 

50 

85 

84 

3 25 

1 25 

85 

40 

1 12 

1 78 

1 68 

2 08 
1 25 

3 36 
25 
56, 
56 

1 68 
48 
50 
3 40 
5 00 
1 68 
1 ?5 
1 68 
3 36 
3 36 
50 
9 22 
1 00 . 
1 68 . 
5 39l. 


) 


5( 

6( 

2 9.' 
3( 

1 6£ 
1 15 
5C 
1 IC 
75 
60 
85 

1 25 
6 00 

3 36 
3 36 
3 36 

2 80 
1 68 

1 25 

3 08 
3 00 

15 00 

3 36 

4 20 
3 50 

2 10 
1 00 
1 68 

3 36 
60 

1 25 

50 

85 

84 

3 25 

1 25 

85 

40 

1 12 

1 78 

1 68 

2 08 
1 25 

24 

3 36 
25 
56 
56 

1 68 
48 
50 

3 40 


> ... 




Sutton 


) 


) . . 








t 








Penetangore 


) 






23 




) 




i .. 






Orion 









24 











29 


Walkerton 





. 


1 ••••• 


30 


























IC 

126 

221 

137 

34 

49 

205 

215 

80 

218 

13 

20 

93 

76 

293 

250 

13 

263 

16 

91 

147 

89 

35 

274 

203 

200 

237 

239 

61 

132 

271 

32 

223 

276 

62 









Oct. 1 


Sarnia 










' Chesley 


















7 


Gore 








10 












Ahiram 








































Otonabee 














5 00 


12 












St. Thomas 




































13 


East Toronto 








18 












Grand River 


























































19 










20 












Stirling 








21 






1 














22 










24 
































Huron 






26 













165 

149 

84 

280 

290 

100 

22 

36 

53 

186 

113 

240 

270 

157 

175 

117 

66 








27 


































28 


















5 00 








1 68 
1 25 
1 68 
3 36 
3 36 

50 . 
9 22 . 


























29 






























Nov 1 
















1 00 . 




2 


Valley City ... . 




1 68 . 
5 09 




4 


Florence Nightingale 


' 


30. 





1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5537 



Statement of Receipts. — Continued. 



Date. 


LODGE. 


No. 


03 

a 

EH 


03 

ft 

03 

ft 

03 

o 


CD 

.2 

ft 

ft 

02 


to 

.2 
'u 

a 




CD 
CD 

H 
<D 

U 

S3 

o 


1892. 




143 

243 

240 

100 

23 

91 

248 

184 

148 

256 

191 

262 

137 

236 

39 

85 

136 

18 

154 

135 

54 

94 

157 

228 

13 

269 

293 

235 

180 


3 36 
1 68 
1 50 
1 50 

15 67 
85 

4 95 
70 
24 
35 

1 00 

2 00 
05 
35 

1 40 

1 40 
50 
45 

6 72 
50 

4 20 

3 36 




3 86 
1 68 
1 50 
1 50 

15 67 
85 

4 95 
70 
24 
35 

1 00 

2 00 
05 






8 




















9 




















Jl 


















14 








































15 










16 
















35 










1 40 
1 40 

50 

45 
6 72 

50 
4 20 
3 36 
3 50 
1 25 

70 
1 68 

20 

1 68 
6 00 

60 

2 09 

1 00 
13 20 

6 00 

3 50 
3 64 

75 
18 

2 68 
1 68 
1 25 
1 25 














19 






















Alpha 




























21 














3 50 

1 25 

70 

1 68 








22 






















Woodstock 








24 




20 

1 68 
6 00 

60 

2 09 
1 00 

13 20 
6 00 

3 50 

3 64 

1 10 
18 

2 68 
1 68 
1 25 
1 25 

30 00 

4 20 
50 
35 

6 00 

3 20 
70 

4 20 

5 00 
1 68 
1 12 
1 25 
1 00 

75 
85 
1 00 
3 78 
50 
1 25 
5 25 
3 36 






26 




















28 


Supplies 








30 


Model 


147 
102 

22 
107 
191 
140 
213 
133 
219 
184 
259 

62 
294 
163 

48 
285 

14 
179 
230 
112 

"80 

28 

277 

288 

209 

85 

144 

132 

69 

143 

47 

45 


















Dec. 1 








































2 






35 






Glencoe 






5 






















Lynden 


















8 








30 00 








4 20 
50 
35 

6 00 

3 20 
70 

4 20 


















Morewood 










Edna (Rebekah) 


















12 






















Wingham (Rebekah) 






5 00 






1 68 

1 12 

1 25 

1 00 

75 

85 

1 00 

3 78 

50 

1 25 

5 25 

3 36 








Rose 






























Milloank 


















13 






::::::. ::::: i 




14 










15 








16 












Unity 










Frontier 









5538 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



Statement op Receipts.— Continued. 



Date. 




No. 


"3 

c 

EH 


M 

eg 
Eh 
S3 

ft 

(S 
Q 


CO 
JO 

a 

w 


CO 

CD 
'2 

a 



02 


© 

CD 
ft 

U 

CD 

1 
A 

O 


1892. 
Dec. 17 




6 

20 

252 

234 


35 

2 75 

75 

2 69 
1 00 
1 25 
1 40 

3 00 
1 40 

6 00 

1 25 
23 49 

5 25 
3 36 

28 
5 00 
5 00 
5 23 

90 
5 31 

2 00 
53 50 

1 00 
5 25 

11 60 
1 68 

12 95 
60 

14 75 
70 

15 75 
9 00 

7 30 
5 50 

17 60 
9 25 

32 25 
39 50 
66 61 
30 85 

16 75 

25 75 

3 85 
5 75 
1 25 

45 

26 75 
26 50 

1 75 
16 75 

1 85 
10 50 
38 50 

33 75 
7 00 

28 00 
16 95 
16 00 
21 85 

18 00 
61 00 
38 85 
48 25 






35 
2 75 














19 


Floral 




75 

2 69 
1 00 
1 25 
1 40 

3 00 
1 40 
6 00 
1 25 

23 49 

5 25 

3 36 

28 




20 






















Gold Hill 


260 

293 

154 

93 

179 

34 

289 

117 

218 

6 

23 

24 

114 

136 

88 

151 

41 

140 

135 

6 

201 

20 

44 

263 

97 

79 

168 

200 

195 

93 

171 

154 

29 

10 

88 

131 

77 

293 

236 

159 

265 

203 

144 

50 

64 

136 

245 

261 

164 

284 

9 

90 

231 

102 

244 

111 

35 

80 


























22 




























23 








24 


Valley City 


















27 


















5 00 


28 










5 00 








5 23 

90 

5 31 

2 00 






30 






























31 




53 50 










1 00 
5 25 























11 61) 




1893 






1 68 

12 95 

GO 





Jan. 3 


















5 




14 75 






6 




70 






7 




15 75 
9 00 

7 30 
5 50 

17 25 

8 00 
31 75 
39 50 
61 25 
30 50 

16 75 
25 75 










































35 








1 25 

50 






















Cataraqui 

Olive Branch 


5 36 








35 












Oxford 

Thomasburg 










3 85 








5 75 










1 25 
45 










""26*75 

26 50 






















1 40 


35 








16 75 

"' 1050 

18 50 
31 75 
7 00 
28 00 
16 95 
16 00 
21 75 
18 00 
61 00 
38 50 
48 25 








1 50 


b5 
























1 68 














































Deseronto 


10 














Peter boro' 

Samaritan 

Amity 












35 











1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5539 



Statement of Receipts. — Continued. 



Date. 


LODGE. ] 


Vo. 


"3 
o 


EH 
e3 

l 


CD 

.2 

ft 

0Q 


DO 

<D 

'u 

a 


6 

& 

u 

u 

si 

Q 


1893. 
Jan. 7 


Peaceful Dove . 


135 


10 00 
17 30 
36 50 

27 75 
1 75 

35 00 

10 25 

11 75 
8 75 

30 75 
25 75 
38 75 

12 00 
6 50 

28 05 
21 25 
15 50 

85 
38 50 

1 00 
21 25 

8 00 

14 50 
38 50 

13 75 
8 00 
8 25 

21 06 
10 75 
21 25 
12 00 

15 75 
38 50 
10 5C 
10 25 
12 35 
30 5C 
44 6C 

5 75 

25 75 

35 2£ 

81 

3 8] 

18 0( 

> 10 8 

i 19 

5 8 

i 21 2 

L 8 7 

) 2 4 

i 10 7 

I 25 5 

3 7 2 

b 28 1 

1 27 7 

3 8 5 

3 6 

5 8 

1 33 1 


10 00. 






Harmony 




17 30 






International ...., 


228 
158 
214 
44 
167 
254 
256 
125 
137 
261 
293 
105 
217 
212 
84 
121 
48 
107 
266 
183 
267 
120 
32 
226 
234 
269 
121 
112 
291 
264 
89 
275 
163 
202 
38 
I 65 
1 191 
235 
6t 
154 
T 
27( 
26£ 
2S 
27( 
lOt 
20 
25 
9 
7 
12 
15 
29 
26 
25 
. 27 
12 
13 
23 
. 14 
. 16 


36 50 . 
27 75. 






9 












Clifford 


1 75 










35 001 

10 25! 

11 75 ! 
8 75 1 

30 75 
25 751 

31 75 

12 00 
6 50| 

25 50 
21 25j 
15 25 


















Alba 




















Stella 




















Gold Hill.... 


7 00 


























Mount Brydges 


2 80 
















Waikerton.... 


25 

85 


















38 50' 
1 






10 


Waterloo 


1 00 










21 25| 
8 00 

14 50 
38 50 
13 75 

8 00 
8 25 

20 25 
7 25 

21 25 
12 00 

15 75 
38 50 
10 50 
10 25 
12 25 
30 50 
44 25 

5 75 
» 25 75 
) . 35 25 








Teeswater 










Algoma 






























Merlin 










Ilderton 










Woodstock 


81 
3 50 








Saxon 














Rodney 








11 


Fraternity 
















Fairy 










Oriental 










Silver Star 


10 








Forest City .... 








friendship 

Jarvis 

Waterford 


| 


as 








I 






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Florence N ightingale 










Alpha 


8' 
3 81 







12 


Oxford 


L 






Lunsdowne 


) 18 0C 
5 10 5C 
) 19 0C 
) 8 0( 
3 21 2£ 
5 8 7£ 
5 








Delta 





■ ,t 














Sheard 


) 








Royal Oak 




i 






Beacon 










Ridgely 


1 2 4 








Minto 


5 10 7. 
D 25 5( 
6 7, 
4 3 7 

8 ... 








Eastern Star 


)| 








Charity 


5 1 

>i 24 3 

.1 27 7 

)| . 


3 3 
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13 










3 






Stanley 


8 5( 
6 

4 








Lynden 


j 








Sheard 


8 
3 1 6 
3 


i 


i 




Dresden 


R " 31 k 


g 






Cobourg 


3 23 00i 23 
-, 11 10J 10 7 
I 16 50' 16 5 
1 2 52 








Farmersville 


3 

) 


5 






Concord 








1 Simcoe 


2 5 


2 





5540 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[august 



Statement of Receipts— Continued. 



Date. 


LODGE. 


No. 


o 


o3 

h 

03 

1 

O 

13 50 
27 75 

""36 25 
24 75 


to 

« 

a. 



CO 


03 

"a 

a 

CO 


6 

9 

u 

U 
ad 

A 

o 


1893. 
Jan. 13. 


Parry Sound 


189 

91 

102 

54 

143 

171 

19 

32 

74 

67 

18 

223 

196 

94 

16 

201 

272 

103 

251 

133 

46 

157 

197 

81 

127 

58 

184 

229 

174 

216 

55 

148 

194 

230 

97 

139 

105 

21 

266 

211 

34 

180 

186 

260 

13 

269 

44 

47 

220 

179 

239 

248 

273 

293 

209 

165 

71 

282 

178 

132 

219 

205 

112 


13 50 

27 75 
1 68 

36 25 
24 75 

1 68 

4 10 
58 50 
11 00 

11 75 

5 50 
13 75 
21 00 
U 50 
54 00 

8 75 

2 03 
13 50 

16 35 
13 50 

5 35 

12 50 
19 10 
46 75 

28 75 
26 75 

25 68 
12 25 
12 25 

10 50 

4 25 
19 85 
40 75 

11 75 
15 

17 25 
90 

3 65 

5 04 

9 00 
56 25 
15 25 

6 50 

12 00 
3 60 
1 00 

26 25 
69 25 

3 75 

29 75 
33 00 

25 75 
9 75 

15 50 

4 00 
9 00 

16 75 

17 20 
8 73 

13 50 
19 25 

26 10 
3 36 










Grand River 












1 68 








Collingwood 








Bay of Quinte 










Alliston 


1 68 








Mizpah (Rebekab).... 


""58*50 

11 00 
11 75 


4 10 






Elgin 






Bothwell 




















Excelsior (Rebe kah) 




5 50 








13 75 
21 00 
32 50 
54 00 
8 75 








Florence 




















Union 






14 


Beacon 




i 




Lakeview 




2 03 


i 






13 50 

16 00 

13 50 

5 00 

12 50 

18 75 
46 75 
28 75 
26 75 
24 00 
12 25 
12 25 

10 50 
4 25 

19 50 
40 75 

11 75 










351 . 




Glencoe 








Mount Zion 




35 




Thamesville 


! 








35 






Belleville ... 






























1 68 




































Fidelity ... 




1 








35 






Albert 
















16 




15 

1 25 
90 










16 00 


















3 65 








5 04 










9 00 
56 25 
15 25 

6 50 
12 00 




! 
















































3 60 










1 00 
26 25 
















69 25 

3 75 
29 75 
33 CO 
25 75 

9 75 

15 50 

4 00 
9 00 

16 75 
13 00 

8 50 
13 50 
19 25 
25 75 












































































17 


Beetboven 










4 20 
23 


































Abiram 

Lucknow 


35 
3 36 













1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5541 



Statement of Receipts - Continued. 



Date. 


LODGE. 


No. 


"3 

o 


d 

EH 
e3 

I 1 

o 


to 

<D 

ft 
ft 

13 
W. 


a 
p 
w 


© 

© 

4a 

u> 

OS 

A 




1893. 
Jan. 17 


Vivian 


146 
115 

95 

40 
172 

97 
279 
230 

61 

51 
130 

86 
249 
176 
206 
114 

73 

62 

28 

59 
100 
170 

14 
292 

84 
215 

23 
262 
125 

78 
113 

30 
241 
263 
192 
• 57 
221 
122 
287 
224 
278 
285 
240 
288 
283 
279 

81 
232 
101 

13 
153 

44 
241 
151 

62 
258 
277 
261 
272 
289 

74 
130 
294 


19 28 
39 85 
16 50 
25 85 
28 25 

20 95 
12 25 

10 75 
50 25 

1 12 

11 00 

15 25 

12 25 

6 50 

16 50 
48 75 
19 25 
28 75 

25 00 
67 90 

21 75 
11 75 

7 70 

1 85 
56 

8 00 

2 50 

8 75 

1 68 
28 00 
14 50 

26 00 
28 50 

85 

3 00 

13 25 

7 25 
11 75 

9 75 
35 25 
13 50 

5 00 

31 35 

8 50 
13 00 

18 75 

2 CO 

6 50 

13 30 

32 75 

8 10 

3 56 
1 68 

9 50 
1 00 

27 75 

14 60 
40 

19 25 
11 25 

1 05 
5 25 
1 01 


17 25 
39 50 
16 50 
25 50 
28 25 

20 75 
12 25 

10 75 
50 25 

56 

11 00 

15 25 

12 25 
6 50 

16 35 
48 75 
19 25 
28 75 
25 CO 
64 00 

21 75 
11 75 


1 68 


35 
35 






Harmony 






Nith 








Kondeau 




35 






Penetangore 








Grand Union 


20 








Midland 






18 


Balmoral 










Corinthian 










Bissell 

Livingstone 


56 














Napanee 

Beaverton 


















Dauncey 










Silver City 

Ganacoque 




35 




19 








Fergus 










Huron ' 










Bose 










Kingston 


3 90 








Lindsay 









Denovo 









20 


Edna (Rebekah) 




7 70 
35 










1 50 

56 






Walkerton 








Freestone 


8 00 


1 








2 50 




Norwood 


8 75 








Stella 


1 68 








Durham 


28 00 
14 50 
26 00 
28 50 








Trenton 










Eureka 












""85 








East Toronto 






Howick 


3 00 
11 75 

7 25 
11 75 

9 75 
35 25 
13 50 

5 00 
31 00 

8 50 
13 00 
18 75 








Maple Leaf.. 


1 50 








Cheeley 










Streetsville 












Ripley 
























Rockliffe 












Morewood 












Carleton 






-r> 






Chesterville 










Earnscliffe 











Grenville 








21 


Belleville 


2 00 










6 50 
10 75 

32 75 

7 75 








Golden Star 


2 55 
















Wildey 




35 






Excelsior 


3 56 
1 68 
















Sycamore 


9 50 

""*27" 75 
14 50 








Huron 


1 00 


















10 

40 








North Bay 








19 25 
11 25 


















Bothwell 


1 05 








Orient 


5 25 






23 


Tweed 


66 




35 





5542 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



Statement of Receipts— Continued. 



Date. 


LODGE. 


No. 


"3 

••a 
O 
EH 


eS 

EH 

d 

Pi 
d 
O 


m 
O 

Pi 
Pi 

P 

CO 


oo 

.2 
'u 

CO 


6 
u 

1 
o 


1893. 
-Jan. 23 


Floral 


252 
104 
286 

16 
210 
207 

53 
190 


1 96 
59 25 
9 75 
1 00 
6 50 
3 50 

30 85 

31 25 
60 

3 36 
9 90 
17 50 
1 68 
1 00 

1 00 

17 24 

2 80 

1 00 
9 75 

22 25 

2 80 
31 00 
19 93 

1 00 

10 50 

2 00 

8 75 
34 25 

11 00 
1 68 

1 00 

5 45 

2 08 
90 70 

15 
10 00 

15 50 
21 00 
27 00 

9 50 
10 75 
21 80 

18 50 

6 00 
26 25 

16 00 
2 00 
6 71 
6 00 
6 36 
2 03 

13 75 
1 40 

1 68 

2 60 

14 25 
6 00 
6 00 
1 20 

62 25 

75 

57 75 

9 00 




1 96 








Crescent 


59 25 
9 75 








Royal 








24 


Olive Branch (Rebekah) 


1 00 








Brucefield 


6 50 
3 50 

30 50 

31 25 








Egremont 










Niagara Falls 




35 






Chorazin 








Supplies 


60 
3 36 








Sarnia 

"Beatrice (Rebekah) 


120 

12 

75 

249 

1 

64 

247 

190 

100 

252 

160 

3 

63 

69 

294 

159 

174 

92 

36 

68 

188 

44 

10 

279 

76 

230 

147 

281 

250 

87 

257 

294 

16 

214 

216 

117 

138 












9 90 






Warriner 


17 50 








Beaverton 


1 68 
1 00 

1 00 
6 24 

2 80 
1 00 








Victoria (Rebekah) 








Victoria 










Gordon 


11 00 








Chorazin 






25 , 


Lindsay 










Floral 


9 75 
22 25 








Listowel 










Oshawa (Rebekah) ... 




2 80 






Barrie 


28 25 
17 50 


2 75 
2 43 
1 00 






Hope 






26 


Broadview 








Oak Leaf 


10 50 

8"75 

34 25 

11 00 








Dolman 


2 00 








Milton.... 








St. Marv's 










North Star 








27 


Cambridge 


1 68 
1 00 






28 


Excelsior 














5 45 










2 08 

4 20 

15 






St. Thomas 


8G 50 














30 


Model 


10 00 
15 50 
21 00 
27 00 
9 50 
10 75 




































31 


Credit 


















Ye by. 1 






21 80 




Clifford ........... 


18 50 

6 00 

26 25 

16 00 


















Valley City 










Ancaster 

Supplies 










3 00 
6 71 
6 00 
6 36 
2 03 










52 
211 

35 
242 
290 
104 

72 
273 
119 
149 

83 
6 

45 










Lilly 




















Wilton 








2 


Tweed 


13 75 








Crescent 


1 40 

1 68 

2 60 


















Hastings 












]4 25 
6 00 
6 00 








Western Star 








3 


Clinton 














1 20 








62 25 










75 










49 
112 


57 75 






4 


Luoknow 


9 00 







1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5543 



Statement of Receipts— Continued. 



Date. 


LODGE. 


No. 


O 

Eh 


M 
es 

En 

<& 

'ft 

c3 
O 




ft 
ft 

CO 


CO 

CJ 

'Jh 
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S3 

to 


CO 

CD 

U 

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1893. 
Feby. 4 
6 






3 85 
33 75 

8 50 
55 

5 04 

6 25 
1 00 

75 
75 
70 
20 50 
50 

4 70 
1 68 

50 

4 50 

1 60 

1 00 

85 

85 

1 50 

1 96 

6 00 

45 

84 

1 70 

3 36 

4 61 
35 
70 

6 00 

2 53 
30 00 

3 36 
10 00 

6 75 

3 00 

1 68 

33 00 

12 25 
23 75 
15 50 

1 50 
1 26 
1 25 
1 40 
1 19 
3 20 

85 
3 36 

40 
1 20 

5 75 
1 25 
3 50 

13 44 
12 00 

3 50 

1 25 
60 

4 00 

2 03 
4 25 




3 85 








140 
246 
64 
54 
1.3 
224 
100 
107 
146 
126 
275 
246 


33 75 
8 50 








Orillia 










Victoria 


20 
5 04 


35 




7 












6 25 






8 




65 
75 

75 
70 


35 












9 


Waterloo 




















Sarnia 


20 50 








Fairy 


50 

4 35 

1 68 

50 






10 


Orillia 




35 












11 




102 

33 

157 

181 

261 

77 

293 

71 

184 

108 

"to 

16 
115 

197 

261 

78 

191 

295 

202 

156 

110 

294 

119 

50 

85 

152 

182 

71 

47 

12 

67 

114 

5 

45 

206 

15 

75 

177 

140 

124 

207 

81 

79 

148 

15 

253 

134 

227 












4 50 






13 




1 60 

1 00 

85 

85 

1 50 

1 96 

6 00 

45 

84 

1 70 

3 36 

4 61 






14 


Ark . 










Gold Hill 










Oxford.... 
















15 










16 










17 












Excelsior (Rebekah) 


















Union 






















35 










70 
6 00 
2 53 














20 


















30 00 




Silver Star 




3 36 










10 00 
6 75 
















21 




3 00 
1 68 








Maitland 








22 


Otter 


33 00 
12 25 
21 50 
15 50 








Constellation 


2 25 








Hayden 














The Toronto 


1 50 
1 26 
1 25 
1 40 
84 






24 


Unity 










Beatrice (Rebekah) 








Exeter 










Gananoque 




35 
3 20 






May Qu»en (Rebekah) 








Frontier 




85 
3 36 

40 
85 






Silver City 

Harmony (Rebekah) 

Warriner 

Montana 

Leamington 

Dresden 








25 








27 




35 






5 75 






1 25 

3 50 

13 44 

12 00 

3 50 

1 25 

60 














March 1 










Belleville 








2 


Madoc 










Aurora 








4 


Harmony (Rebekah) 










4 00 








Orient 


1 68 


35 






' Sauble 


4 25 





5544 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



Statement of Receipts— Continued. 



Date. 


LODGE. 


No. 


"3 
t 


i 

En 
1 


w 
O 

ft 
ft 
P 
CO 


00 

9 

'u 

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CO 


6 


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A 

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1893. 




203 


75 


75. 








6 




32 4 86 

73 1 12 
182 2 53 

27 95 

292' 4 fifi 


4 86 

1 12 

2 53 
27 95 

4 66 
1 63 








Fergus 


















Grand Lodge of Manitoba 

Mionetonka ! 

Brucefield 

Louise (Rebekah)... 

St. Clair \ 








8 








210 
10 
106 
195 
203 
176 
10 
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180 
215 


1 68 

1 20 

3 36 

3 36 

90 

84 

1 20 

23 

70 

3 50 












1 20 








3 36 

3 36 
90 
84 

1 20 
25 
70 

3 50 
56 

6 12 
16 40 




10 












































11 
























38 56 

68 6 12 
295 16 40 
23 1 30 
80 3 25 
93 1 00 
177 84 
40 2 80 
132 75 








14 


Nortb Star 
























1 30 










3 25 






15 






1 00 
84 

2 80 
75 








































25 

49 

153 

140 

17 

70 

204 


5 00 

6 51 
25 

1 35 
3 00 
6 0C 
3 5C 






5 00 









6 51 






17 


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25 
1 00 








35 
3 00 















Lucan..., 




6 00 
3 50 













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253 
131 
206 
194 
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1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5545 



Statement op Receipts— Continued. 



Date. 


LODGE. 


No. 


93 

O 


93" 

H 

93 

t 


(V 

ft 
ft 

TJ1 


Sundries. 


6 

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Ma ch29 


Waterloo 


107 

33 

72 

84 

10 

178 

296 

25 

242 

106 

107 

197 

258 

180 

113 

272 

26 

22 

167 

16 

154 


3 36 
60 




3 36 
25 
60 

1 68 

2 00 








Erie 




35 








60 




30 




1 68 

2 00 
49 12 
54 99 
15 25 
21 00 
23 50 
33 50 

15 

3 36 
1 78 

1 30 
3 36 
5 00 

85 

2 94 
56 

1 25 
















31 






49 12 




April 1 


May Flower 




24 99 
15 25 


30 00 












Wilton .. 


21 00 
23 50 
33 50 








St. Clair 


















3 


Minerva 


15 
3 36 
1 78 

95 
3 36 


























Trenton 




35 




















5 00 








fe5 

2 94 
56 

1 25 
75 

3 36 

1 00 
50 

2 53 

4 00 
50 

1 40 
















4 


















5 




75 












13 

72 
253 
196 
189 
143 
137 


3 36 

1 00 
50 

2 53 

4 00 
50 

1 40 
1 20 
7 00 

1 45 
21 10 
53 36 
17 10 

84 

4 20 

12 75 

2 24 
1 68 








6 










Wildey 










Florence 








7 


Parry Sound 
























8 






1 20 








Reliance 


89 

97 
161 
297 

27 
252 
241 
109 

12 
200 
228 
152 

52 
179 
117 

78 
142 
336 
226 
244 
256 

45 
191 
127 
158 
142 
178 
262 
197 

61 
151 

1C 
20c 

55 

215 





7 00 
1 45 

3 10 

23 36 

17 10 

84 

4 20 







10 




"*18 00 








Simcoe 












30 00 












Floral 






12 












Orion 


12 75 


".....":: 




13 




2 24 

1 68 

3 33 
3 50 

40 

2 80 

2 50 
1 12 

85 
1 00 
1 20 

60 
1 12 

75 

84 

3 20 
3 20 

50 
3 36 
1 68 

1 43 

2 24 
1 25 

3 3e 

4 93 


3 3( 








Weston 










International 


3 33 








17 




3 50 

40 

2 80 

2 50 
1 12 

85 
1 00 
1 20 

60 
1 12 

75 

84 

3 20 
3 20 

50 
3 36 
1 68 

1 43 

2 24 
1 25 

3 3G 

4 93 
46 0C 

3 36 








19 


Covenant 










Madoc 








20 


Valley City 










Durham 






21 


Concord 








22 










24 


Merlin 










Port Arthur 








25 


Grand Valley 










Frontier 








26 






















Progress 










Concord 










Wellington Square 








27 


Norwood 










Minerva 








28 










29 


Sycamore 




1 




May 1 


Cataraqui 










Pembroke 








2 


Covenant 


' 46 0C 








{ Argyle 


... 





5546 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



Statement op Receipts— Continued. 



Date. 



1893. 
May 2 



12 



13 



27 



27 



June 1 



LODGE. 



Owen Sound 

Cambridge 

Bracebridge 

Enterprise 

Alpba 

Royal Oak 

Supplies 

Stirling 

Penetangore 

North Bay 

Minnetonka 

Clinton 

Hensall 

Deseronto 

Atthewell (Kebekah) 

Beethoven 

Dolman 

Excelsior 

Sarnia 

Denovo 

Bracebridge 

Fraternity 

Peterboro' 

Madoc 

Lakeview 

Beacon 

Olive Branch (Rebekah). 

Sydenham Valley 

East Toronto 

Fergus 

Ilderton 

Colfax (Rebekah) 

Missanabie 

May Queen (Rebekah)... 

Pontypool 

Thamesford 

Georgian Bay.., 

Walkerton 

Mystic 

Harmony (Rebekah) 

Aberdeen (Rebekah) 

Union 

Montana 

Penetangore 

Peaceful Dove 

Port Arthur 

Grand Union 

Mayflower 

Sutton 

"Western City 

Amity 

Crescent 

Louise (Rebekah) 

ivy 

Oak Leaf 

Lucknow 

Garnet 

Leamington 

Beacon 

Earnscliffe 

Elgin 

Ridgely 

Fiaternity 

Ancaster 

Ottawa 



No, 



2;;;) 

172 
271 
292 

83 
223 
102 

29 
1(35 
174 

•14 
126 
170 
251 
264 
111 
179 
275 
201 

16 
120 
263 

73 
234 

28 



296 

258 

219 

84 

128 

15 

30 

16 

177 

172 

135 

241 

97 

297 

168 

93 

SO 

104 

10 

90 

159 

112 

L39 

140 

201 

283 

32 

250 

264 

138 

225 



50 

12 75 

25 

30 00 

1 

1 

84 

75 

5 



40 
1 12 
1 25 
3 00 

56 
1 68 

56 

40 

85 
3 06 
5 00 

25 
1 00 
3 00 
1 00 
1 35 

45 

1 00 
75 

5 00 

1 

1 

2 50 
1 68 
1 
1 00 

5 94 
85 
75 

3 36 
7 12 
1 25 

6 00 
50 

1 68 
1 00 
1 05 

50 
1 25 

85 
1 40 
1 68 

4 61 
4 10 



12 75 

25 

30 00 



50 



1 69 

1 68 

84! 

75 

5 80 

2 96 
1 68; 

89 i 
84 



1 25 

30, 

3 42 1 

3 60i 

1 68 

40 

1 12 

1 25 

3 00 

56 

1 68 

56 

40 

85 

3 06 



75 



1 68 
90 

2 50 
1 68 
1 00 
1 00 

5 94 
50 
75 

3 36 
7 12 
1 25 

6 00 
50 

1 68 
1 00 
1 05 

50 
1 25 

85 
1 40 
1 68 

4 61 
4 10 



35 



5 00 



35 



5 00 



35 



1 00 



5 00 



35 



35 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5547 



Statement of Receipts— Continued. 



Date. 


LODGK. 


No. 


"3 
o 

EH 


H 

J 

'1 
O 


03 

® 

1 


DO 

a 


<D 

3 

A 

O 


1893. 




24 

155 

34 

13 

59 

103 

248 

227 

183 

llf 

180 

121 


15 50 

3 50 

5 60 

4 21 

6 72 
3 36 
2 40 

1 96 
35 

2 75 
18 

1 50 
75 

2 53 
35 
91 

1 68 

5 39 
25 
35 
35 
75 
35 
35 
10 
35 
35 
21 
35 

1 25 
35 
85 
35 
35 
35 

1 68 
35 
35 
68 

2 38 
35 
35 
35 
35 

1 68 
35 
35 
35 

3 77 
3 00 

85 
35 
56 
35 

1 35 
35 
35 
85 

1 00 
35 
35 
35 
35 
75 

7 70 




15 50 

3 50 

5 60 

4 21 

6 72 
3 36 
2 05 
1 96 




























































35 


















35 










2 75 
18 

1 50 
75 

2 53 
























5 














66 

91 

49 

230 

173 

36 

167 

92 

10 

262 

56 

276 

74 

77 

169 

293 

209 

282 

137 

260 

235 

284 

246 

84 

210 

294 

22 

86 

69 

218 

45 

140 

117 

62 

228 

294 

107 

124 

253 

204 

157 

267 

264 

195 

153 

184 

70 

170 

32 

131 

272 

295 














35 
35 




6 






56 
1 68 
5 04 

25 




7 


Prince of Wales 










35 




8 










Hillsburg 

Milton 




35 
35 














Cataraqui 




75 










35 
35 

35 

35 






Queen City 














10 






Bothwell 






9 


Oxford 








10 






21 






Thom&aburg 




35 






Millbank 




1 25 






Sudbury 




35 

35 
35 
35 
35 










50 






Stanley 






12 












Lyn 










Orillia 




1 68 






WalkertOM 




35 
35 






Brucefield 














68 

2 38 




13 


Phoenix 














35 
35 
35 
35 




































Leamington 




1 68 










35 

35 
35 




















3" 77 

3 00 

85 










14 






















Caledonia 




35 






Acton 




56 










35 
35 
35 
35 






Algoma 




1 00 






Fraternity 












85 

1 00 




15 


Wildey 






Germania 










Lucan 




35 
35 
35 
35 




16 


Denovo 










Elgin 










Marion 














75 

7 70 






Manotick 









5548 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



Statement of Receipts— Continued. 



Date. 


LODGE. 


No. 


*3 

o 
Eh 


M 

(S 
H 
e3 

ft 
03 
o 


00 

.2 

Pi 

9 


w 
9 
'u 

ta 
a 
B 


<D 

u 


* 

03 
A 
O 


1893. 
June 16 


Olive Branch (Rebekah). .. 


16 


48 

188 

80 

186 

223 

189 

172 

147 

106 

174 

64 

92 

80 

19 

58 

293 

20 

179 

171 

103 

164 

204 

205 

110 

154 

29 

286 

47 

50 

112 

65 

268 

29 

59 

45 

259 

279 

13 

41 

29 

157 

51 

71 

275 

69 

178 

291 

13 

84 

284 

28 

21 

230 

18 

26 

265 

27 

16 

164 

160 

36 

10 

17 


35 

1 68 

2 20 
38 
35 
35 
35 
35 

1 47 
35 
35 
35 
37 00 
86 

1 68 
75 
83 

1 40 
75 
35 

1 19 
35 
35 
35 

3 20 
6 00 

4 50 

13 CO 
6 35 

5 04 
3 50 
5 04 
3 3S 

10 25 
5 60 

10 55 
3 36 

5 75 
35 

3 40 

58 46 

75 

39 25 

6 10 
16 00 

11 60 
18 75 

9 00 
1 62 

1 25 
85 

7 75 

14 50 

2 60 
11 50 

5 20 

6 30 
11 75 
14 50 
56 18 

34 00 
21 85 

35 00 
05 25 

3 50 






35 

'"35 
35 
35 
35 
35 
35 
35 
35 
35 
35 




18 


Naomi (Rebekah).... 




1 68 

1 85 

03 




19 


Dominion 








Cambridge 








Amity 






20 


Dufferin.... 










Hensall 










Parry Sound.. .. 














1 12 




21 


Model 








St. Clair 








22 


Dolman. 




24 




17 00 








Milton 


86 
1 68 

75 

48 
1 40 

75 


















Mizpah (Rebekah).. 











Howard 




35 




26 


Thomasburg . 




28 


Donalda 








30 


Madoc, 




35 
35 
35 
35 
35 






Alliston 




84 














Romeo 











Acton 











Ahiram 





3 20 
6 00 

4 50 
13 00 

6 00 

5 04 
3 50 
5 04 
3 36 

10 25 
5 60 

10 55 
3 36 








::::::;::::: 






July 3 
























35 






Unity 








Otter 








































































5 75 












35 

3 40 

35 


















53 75 


4 36 

75 




4 










39 25 
5 75 
18 00 
11 25 
18 75 
9 00 








Bissell 




35 












5 


Fairy 




35 


























1 62 
1 25 

85 


















Walkerton 












7 75 








Colfax (Rebekah) 


14 50 








Flora (Rebekah) 




2 60 








11 50 












5 20 

6 30 














6 


Delta 


11 75 
14 50 
54 50 

34 00 
21 50 

35 00 
65 25 




















1 68 




















35 
























Mvrtle (Rebekah) 


' 


3 50 





1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5549 



Statement of Receipts— Continued. 



Date. 


LODGE. 


No. 


Total. 


Capita Tax. 


9 

P. 
Pi 


CO 


ta 

'u 

a 

p 

CO 


Charter Fee. 


1893. 
July 6 




251 

174 

22 

172 

25 

227 

246 

262 

89 

189 

148 

237 

119 

201 

29 

131 

161 

276 

84 

47 

34 

82 

298 

74 

67 

272 

194 

251 

244 

137 

312 

203 

153 

143 

113 

282 

28 

46 

90 

54 

209 

205 

231 

96 

9 

57 

100 

49 

40 

157 

133 

104 

160 

288 

15 

23 

214 

219 

281 

91 

180 

221 

157 

256 

1 3fi 


16 75 
13 25 
21 25 
32 25 

4 70 

4 00 
1 32 
8 50 

40 25 
13 75 
19 75 

5 50 
35 

11 25 
46 50 

17 75 
75 

7 75 

15 75 
76 25 
45 75 

13 50 
30 00 
10 25 

12 00 

16 25 

1 25 
85 

23 55 
27 50 

18 00 
29 00 

12 00 
29 00 

17 50 

14 50 
23 50 

5 50 

18 25 
36 50 

5 50 

26 50 

16 25 

15 75 
29 25 

15 80 
23 25 
50 25 

40 

14 00 

13 60 
45 25 

85 
80 

17 30 

2 70 
20 10 
13 75 

16 00 

27 50 

15 25 

6 80 
1 23 
1 23 

1 39 25 


16 75 
13 25 
21 25 
32 25 


































470 












Sauble 

Orillia 


3 75 


25 
1 32 










7 




8 50 
40 25 
13 75 
19 75 

5 50 
















































Maitland 




35 








11 25 
46 50 
17 75 


















Marion 










40 


35 








7 75 
15 75 
79 50 
45 75 
13 50 






Walkerton 

Unity 










75 


























Comber 






30 00 




Bothwell 


10 25 

12 CO 

16 25 

1 25 










Exeter 








8 












Albert 










Alba 


85 
4 05 








Port Ar bhu r 


19 50 
27 50 
18 00 
29 00 

12 00 
29 00 
17 50 

14 50 
23 50 

5 50 
17 00 
36 50 

5 50 
26 50 
16 25 

15 75 
29 25 

13 00 
23 25 
50 25 
















Argyll 




















Wildey . 




















Trenton 

Sudbury 

Rose 

Mt. Zion 


































Ivy 

Collingwood 


1 25 














Millbank 




















Elora 










Nith 






Brock 










Maple Leaf 


2 80 














Canade 









10 




40 








Thamesville 


14 00 
13 25 
42 25 

85 








Glencoe 

Albert 


35 












Listowel 










Chesterville 


45 


35 








17 30 
2 70 






Inglewood (Rebekah) 

Clifford ... 


1 








19 75 
13 75 
16 00 
27 50 
15 25 
6 45 




35 













































Cbesley 




35 






Thamesville 


1 25 
1 25 






Grand Valley 










Samaritan 


39 25 







5550 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



Statement of Receipts— Continu ed. 



Date. 



1893. 
July 10 



11 



12 



13 



LODGE. 



Fidelity 

Silver Star 

Prudence (Rebekah) 

Grand Union. 

Tweed 

Model 

Pontypool 

Beaverton 

Peaceful Dove 

Belleville 

Thornbury 

Amity 

Woodstock 

Alba 

Dominion 

Elgin 

Floral 

Fraternity 

Florence 

Orillia 

Aylmer 

Broadview 

Clinton 

Amity 

Mizpah 

International 

Barrie , 

Denovo 

Royal Oak 

Charity 

Cborazin 

Manilla 

Otonabee 

Missanabie 

Laurel 

Ripley 

Simcoe 

Jarvis.... 

Equity 

Waterford 

Caledonia 

Pyramid 

Meaford 

Aylmer 

Eureka 

Dresden 

Sycamore 

Dufferin 

Milton 

Supplies 

Edna (Rebekah) 

Howick 

Western City. 

Crescent 

Ancaster 

North Star 

Cicerone 

Warriner 

Napanee 

Ganauoque 

Stella 

Freestone 

Enterprise 

Concord 

Queen City ot Ontario. 



No. 



55 
202 

24 

97 
290 
149 
296 
249 
135 

81 
21.". 



254 
48 
32 

252 
205 
196 

240 

94 

294 

83 

SO 

127 

228 

63 

170 

108 

129 

190 

105 

13 

260 

110 

287 

161 

191 

232 

235 

253 

156 

200 

94 

30 

124 

151 

186 

92 



11 

192 

93 

104 

138 

68 

195 

75 
86 
114 
125 
215 

218 
112 
56 



4 91 
13 50 

6 50 
22 25 
13 05 

9 25 

9 25 
35 

10 25 
1 00 

35 
50 50 

25 25 

11 50 
39 50 
58 25 

10 00 
19 251 
21 00 

6 75 

3 36 

18 25 

4 75 

1 25 

28 50 
37 50 

26 75 

11 50 

19 75 

7 25 

29 50 
7 25 

34 25 
21 25 

12 00 

13 25 
18 50 

5 50 

5 50 

27 25 

4 00 
9 75 

13 75 
33 75 
25 50 

29 50 

11 75 

6 25 

7 25 
60 

8 20 

2 50 
18 25 
67 50 
17 00 

12 00 

5 00 
17 00 
15 25 
63 25 

30 00 
8 60 

30 25 

14 50 
86 25 



4 00 
13 50 



22 25 

13 05 

9 25 

9 25 



10 25 



50 50 
25 50 
11 50 
39 50 
58 25 
10 00 
19 25 
21 00 
6 75 



18 25 
4 75 



28 50 
37 50 

26 75 

11 50 
19 75 

7 25 

29 50 
7 25 

34 2 
21 25 

12 00 

13 25 
18 50 

5 50 

5 50 

27 25 
4 00 
9 75 

13 75 
33 75 
25 50 
29 50 
11 75 

6 25 

7 25 



2 50 
18 25 
67 50 
17 00 
12 00 

5 00 
17 00 
15 25 
61 25 
30 00 

8 25 
30 25 
14 50 
86 25 



50 



35 



6 50 



35 



1 01 
35 



36 



1 25. 



00 



20 



2 00 



35 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5551 



Statement op Receipts— Continued. 



Date. 


LODGE. 


No. 

230 
72 
168 

280 

245 

267 

10 

10 

120 

226 

113 

241 

92 

105 

257 

258 

78 

33 

54 

73 

159 

197 

211 

155 

81 

61 

102 

88 

268 

179 

248 

293 

273 

239 

45 

140 

184 

216 

29 

28 

111 

269 

58 

261 

165 

121 

167 

169 

26 

243 

16 

12C 

24C 

184 

28J: 

13f 

27' 

20 r 

6i 

14' 

] 

6( 

m 

10< 
1 101 


O 


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a 

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ea 


OB 

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a 

a 



QQ 


3 
t 

-a 

i 


© 
ft 




1893. 
July 14 




45 

26 75 
1 68 

10 50 

11 25 

16 00 
10 00 

6 40 

38 00 

10 00 

25 

30 50 
84 
50 

10 00 

28 25 

29 00 
5 00 

I 68 
19 75 
13 50 
18 75 

11 00 
4 75 

54 00 
50 75 
23 75 

31 25 

8 75 

30 00 

25 75 

17 25 

9 50 
33 25 
60 75 
35 25 

26 00 
10 50 

3 30 
1 40 

58 35 

1 25 

28 75 

7 70 

8 75 
7 50 

II 25 
6 00 

28 

9 00 
20 70 

5 04 

3C 

1 6g 

35 

) 23 25 

12 75 

4 CC 
J 29 0C 
I 28 0C 
L 1 2C 
5 37 2£ 
1 28 0C 
) 13 0C 
L 10 0C 






45 






26 75 

*"i6'50 
11 25 
16 00 

1 










1 68 








Balmoral 






























10 00 

6 40 








I 








38 00 

10 00 

25 

30 50 

'"50 

10 00 

28 25 

29 00 
5 00 

"i9"75 
13 50 
18 7* 

11 00 

4 75 
52 00 
50 75 
23 75 

31 25 

8 75 

30 00 

25 75 
17 25 

9 50 
33 25 
60 75 
35 25 

26 00 
10 50 




















1 








Rideau 


""84 
1 






15 
















Credit 


1 
















1 






Erie. 








1 68 


















1 














Lilly 
















Belleville 


2 00 





























Olive Branch 


:.:.:.*: 
















Madoc 

Campbellf ord 




































Stirling 











Frontier 

Leamington 
















17 


Germania 




















At the Well (Rebekah) 

Colfax (Rebekah) 




3 30 
1 40 
















58 35 

'"28*75 

"'8*75 

7 50 

11 25 

6 00 

"9'6c 








Woodstock 


1 25 








Howard 








Gold Hill 

Beethoven 


7 70 














Saxon 










Hillsburg 


| 








Grey 

Ivy (Rebekah) 










28 








Thornbury 








Olive Branch (Rebekah) 

Sydenham Vailey 




20 70 




18 


t tm 


5 04 

30 
1 68 






Carleton 

Germania 














Earnscliffe 


35 






Cobourg 


23 2E 
12 7. c 

4 0C 
29 0C 
28 0C 

1 2C 
37 2£ 
28 0( 
33 0C 
10 OC 




M 




Midland 










Egremont 


1 








Huron 


1 

........ 








Ridgetown 

Victoria ( Rebekah) 








! 








Florence Nightingale 











Progress 











Orion 


i| 








Golden Star 










5552 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



Statement of Receipts— Continued. 



Date. 


LODGE. 


No. 


"3 
o 
H 


i 

H 

ft 
aj 
O 


03 

<o 

ft 

ft 

CO 


B0 
© 

'u 

a 

CO 


e 


fa 

u 

H 

ci 

O 


Ife93. 
July 18 




87 
117 
286 
113 
263 

85 
210 

12 
246 
188 

76 
294 
164 

13 

57 
146 

53 
234 
139 

34 

192 

154 

126 

6 

40 

44 
103 
171 
219 
112 

22 
265 
219 
168 
183 
161 

88 
270 
130 
134 
236 
221 
122 
132 
220 
298 
223 

52 
240 
242 

77 

65 
163 
224 
261 
279 
278 
283 
285 
288 
295 

38 


27 35 

25 25 
9 25 

10 CO 
15 50 

14 25 

7 00 

8 30 
12 75 

12 25 
87 00 

1 68 
1 68 
3 00 

5 00 
17 50 
31 00 

8 25 

17 90 
CO 25 

35 

31 00 

26 53 

13 40 

28 00 
36 25 

13 25 

7 50 
19 50 

26 25 

6 60 
35 

15 50 

8 75 

8 50 
1 68 

40 

18 75 
10 50 

5 50 

6 25 
50 

14 10 
14 75 

3 25 
23 90 
12 50 
45 00 

32 25 
21 00 

27 25 
44 00 

14 32 
36 25 
21 25 

19 25 

15 00 
15 75 

6 25 

9 25 
5 25 

30 00 
96 63 


27 00 
25 25 
9 25 
10 00 
15 50 
13 00 

7 00 

"'l2' 75 
12 25 

87 00 

"'ii' 56 

31 00 

8 25 
17 00 
60 25 




35 




Valley City 






Royal 

Trenton 

East Toronto 

Constellation 








19 


















1 25 








Brucefield 

Beatrice (Rebekab) 










8 30 






















St. Thomas 








20 


1 68 
1 68 
3 00 
5 00 








Romeo 
































Niagara Falls 










Ilderton 












55 


35 






Gore 








35 








31 00 
22 00 










4 53 










13 40 








28 00 
36 25 
13 25 
7 50 
19 50 
26 25 




























Alliston ... 










Georgian Bay 




















Lucknow (Rebekah) 




'*6 60 












35 




Maitland 


15 50 

8 75 

8 50 

"'is' 75 

[ 10 50 

5 50 

6 25 
50 

11 75 
14 75 
3 25 

'"i2'50 
45 00 
32 25 
21 00 
27 25 
44 00 

14 32 
30 25 
21 25 
19 25 

15 00 
15 75 

6 25 

9 25 
5 25 

30 00 


















Teeswater 

Simcoe 










1 68 
40 
















Lansdowne 








Livingstone 

Orient 


















Acorn 











Chesley 










Streetsville 


2 00 


35 







Woodslee 

Comber 










23 90 
















Covenant 




















Milton 










Oxford 




















Oriental 










Ottawa .... 










North Bay 










Grenville 










Rockliffe 










Earnscliff e 










Morewcod . . . 




















Manotick , . 










Forest City 










Interest. 




96 63 






Totals 














l 12677 66 


10187 78 


1793 93 


435 95 


260 00 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5558 



Bro. W. Badenach, Grand Treasurer, submitted the follow- 
ing report, which was referred to the Committee on Finance : — 



GRAND TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Toronto, August 8, 1893. 

To the Officers and Representatives of the 
Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F.: 

Brethren, — As required by law and custom I present here- 
with my annual report of Receipts and Disbursements for the 
year, and balance on hand, July 21, 1893. 



1892 
July 



Aug. 

Sept. 

Oct. 

Nov. 

Dec. 

1893. 
Jan. 31 
Feb. 
Mar. 
Apr. 
May 
June 
July 



DR.— GRAND TREASURER. 

To Balance $12,775 39 

" Cash from Grand Secretary $657 64 

278 95 

94 26 

" " " 112 90 

8872 

261 11 

4.319 90 

576 50 

" 326 27 

342 62 

211 88 

J 53 44 

5.244 22 

12,668 41 



$25,443 80 



CR.— GRAND TREASURER. 
1892. Order. 

July 30. By Paid F. W. Warren, D. D. G. M., Special 

Services 1 

Aug. 4. " " Typewriter 2 

5. " " C. Packert, Auditor 3 

" " A. C. Stewart, Auditor , 4 

Sovereign Grand Lodge, supplies 5 

C. Blackett Robinson, Printing and 

Stationery 6 

12, " " Hy. Robertson, P.G.M., preparing report 

on Fraternal Relations 7 



> 3 45 
105 00 

25 50 

26 70 
20 00 

198 35 
50 00 



$ 6 


00 


IO 


00 


15 


00 


8 

5 
2 


45 
2 5 
00 


4 
2 


00 
00 


75 


00 


14 
167 
250 


88 

00 
00 


221 

7 
8 


60 

65 

00 


200 


00 


5 


3<3 


37 
1 


70 

25 



5554 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



Order 
1892. By Paid J. A. Young, assistant to Grand Secretary 8 

Aug. 12. " " Thos. Hillier, Janitor 9 

J. A. Auld, Official Reporter 10 

" H. Robertson, P.G.M., special Committee 

on Insurance n 

" " CI. T. Campbell, " " 12 

" " W. H. Cole, " " 13 

" " H. Robertson, fee for preparing forms for 

Insurance Committee 14 

" " J. Donogh, Special Committee on Finance 15 

" " W. A. Rawlings, gratuity 16 

" " P. E. Fitz-Patrick, balance account, 

expenses 17 

" Sovereign Grand Lodge, supplies 18 

18. " " J. B. King salary 2 months 19 

" " Mileage and per diem, Officers and Rep- 
resentatives, Session of 1892, Windsor 20 

24. " " Dominion Express Co , 21 

27. " " Mrs. Patterson, caretaker of offices .... 22 

" " Wm. Badenach, Grand Treasurer's salary 23 

" " " Committee on Insurance 24 

" " Brown Brothers, badges for Grand 

Lodge 25 

Lugsden and Barnett, trunk straps 26 

31. " T. W. Jolliffe, Grand Master, on account 

expenses 27 25 00 

Sept. 1. " " London Guarantee Company, Guarantee 
Bonds, Grand Secretary and Grand 

Treasurer 28 

" " Ontario Government, Registration fee .. 29 

" " Jno. Pringle, coal 30 

Oct. 3. " " A. Harris, quarter's rent 31 

4. " " Mrs. Patterson, caretaker 32 

21. " " Grand Master and Grand Secretary, 

expenses to Stratford and Thomasburg 33 

29. " " Wm. Briggs, Unabridged Dictionary ... . 34 
31. " " Postage Stamps 35 

" '« Incidentals, exchange, telegrams, &c . . 36 

Nov. 5. " " Sovereign Grand Lodge, supplies 37 

14. " " Express charges, and duty on supplies., 38 

16. " " W. H. McGillivray, tucker binders .... 39 

22. " " Grand & Toy, stationery 40 

30. " " E. M. Clapp, stove for office 41 

Dec. 2. " " Dominion Odd Fellow, circulars, print- 
ing, &c 42 

3. " " Barclay, Clark & Co., printing Charters 43 
" " Fullerton & Co., law costs 44 

J. A. Gorrie, reglazing windows 45 

4. " " Mrs. Patterson, 2 months' services 46 

13. " " W. & E. A. Badenach, Fire Insurance .. 47 

14. " '• Express Charges and postage stamps ... . 48 

19. " " Grand Master, account of expenses 49 

" " Dauncy Lodge, No. 176, Charter fee 

refunded 50 

22. " " Grand Secretary, account salary 51 

29. •' " Sovereign Grand Lodge, supplies 52 



30 


25 


25 


00 


28 


00 


77 


00 


8 


00 


34 


75 


14 


00 


44 


67 


26 


21 


141 


00 


6 


35 


5 


50 


2 


45 


25 


75 


ng 


70 


9 


70 


2 


00 


10 


00 


8 


00 


15 


30 


35 


00 


5o 


00 


30 


00 


500 


00 


4 


50 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5555 



1892. Order. 
Dec. 31. By Paid Postage Stamps . . 53 

1893, " " Incidentals, Express, telegrams, pens, &c 54 
Jan. 3. " " Bell Telephone Co., rent of phone 6 

months 55 

" " A. Harris, quarter's rent of offices 56 

14. " " J. Might, City Directory 57 

19. " " Sovereign Grand Lodge, supplies 58 

" Grand Secretary, account salary 59 

Feb. 2. " " Express charges and duty on returned 

Jewels 60 

6. " " Express charges and duty on supplies .. . 61 

8. " " Brown Brothers, supplies as per contract 62 

13 " " Sovereign Grand Lodge, supplies 63 

18. '' " Dominion Express Co., charges and duty 64 
-28. " " Grand Trunk Ry., freight and duty on 

Journals 65 

Mar. 2. " " Dominion Odd Fellow, Journal of Pro- 
ceedings 1892 66 

6. " " Dominion Odd Fellow, Circulars and 

Printing 67 

10. " " Mrs. Patterson, caretaker, 3 months 68 

18. " " J no. Pringle, ton of coal 69 

20. " " Dominion Express Co., charges 70 

" " Grand Secretary 71 

21. " " Jos. Oliver, D.G.M., expense to Tottenham 72 
31. " " Wellington Square Lodge, No. 178, return 

of funds held in trust 73 

" " Rebekah Convention, Cap. tax 74 

April 3. " " A. Harris, quarter's rent of Offices 75 

5. " " W. H. McGillivray, envelopes 76 

" " Joseph Oliver, D.G.M., expenses to Orillia 77 

" Dominion Odd Fellow, supplies 78 

6. " " Special Committee on 50th Anniversary. 79 

12. " " Special Committee to Niagara Falls 80 

15. " " Grand Secretary, account salary 81 

" " Sovereign Grand Lodge, supplies 82 

" " Dominion Express Co., charges and duty . 83 

29. " " Postage Stamps 84 

" " ' Grand Master, on account of expenses. ... 85 

May 4. " " Mrs. Patterson, caretaker, 2 months 86 

18. " " Grand Secretary, account of salary 87 

" " J. Pape, Florist, wreath for the late Bro. 

G. P. Dickson 88 

26. " " Canadian Express Co., charges and duty . 89 

" " Sovereign Grand Lodge, supplies 90 

29. " " Mail Printing Co., circulars 91 

30. " " Brown Brothers, supplies as per contract . 92 
" " Incidentals, express charges and duty on 

supplies 93 

June 5. " Dominion Odd Fellow, Printing and Sta- 
tionery 94 

12. " " Fullerton & Co , law costs 95 

" " Sovereign Grand Lodge, supplies 96 

" " Ontario Government, renewal of Regis- 
tration 97 



$ 36 85 


20 


55 


22 


50 


77 


00 


5 


00 


299 


00 


125 


00 


16 


45 


4 


50 


212 


90 


36 


00 


2 


50 



13 55 



719 10 



13 


50 


12 


00 


6 


50 


19 


15 


250 


00 


5 


00 


2,154 


64 


112 


5'> 


77 


00 


15 


35 





•;o 


31 


50 


10 


15 


16 


30 


125 


00 


160 


OO 


7 


80 


64 


97 


50 


00 


8 


00 


125 


00 


6 


00 


4 


00 


36 


00 


4 


50 


222 


70 


29 49 


50 


75 


2 


00 


165 


00 



25 OO 



5556 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



Order. 

June. 15. By Paid Grand Secretary, account salary 98 $125 00 

22. • • " Express charges and duty 99 2 80 

30. '• " Mrs. Patterson, 2 months' services 100 8 00 

" " Incidentals, postage stamps, sent in as 

cash 101 41 73 

July 3. " " A. Harris, quarter's rent 102 77 00 

7. " " Bell Telephone Company, rent of phone .. 103 22 50 

" Brown Brothers, stationery 104 $855 

Dominion Odd Fellow, circulars, &c 105 15 25 

11. " " Grand Master, account of expenses 106 3000 

17. " " A. H. Blackeby, expenses visiting Seaforth 

and Clinton 107 9 80 

20. " " Incidentals, express charges, etc 108 7 60 

Office help 109 ico 00 

" " John Donogh, P.G.M., for Special Com- 
mittee on Reduction of Representation no 29 65 
41 " Brown Bros., supplies, 200 Receipt Books in 164 80 

*' " Postage Stamps received as cash 112 15 30 

Rebekah Convention, Cap. tax 113 12820 

14,947 29 
By cash on hand : — 

Funds of defunct Lodges 258 30 

Special Relief 105 90 

Grand Lodge available funds ... . 10,132 31 

10,496 51 



$25,443 80 



We, the undersigned, have examined the books and vouchers of the 

Grand Treasurer, and find them correct — the balance in the hands of the 

Grand Treasurer being ten thousand four hundred and ninty-six dollars and 

hft>-one cents ($10,496.51). 

Chas. Packert, ) A ... 
a r- c~„ A „ J y Auditors. 
A. C Stewart,] 

Toronto, July 31st, 1893. 



The chair announced the following Standing and Special 
Committees : — 

On Distribution of Subjects in the several Reports — 

Bro. W. H. Cole, P.G.M. ; Reps. Samuel Towner, Avon 
Lodge, No. 41 ; S. H. Glassford, Peaceful Dove Lodge, No. 

135- 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5557 



On Laws of Subordinates {appointed in the interim) — 

Bros. W. A. Rawlings, Donald Robertson, Union Lodge No. 
16, St. Catharines; J. A. Morton, Maitland Lodge No. 119, 
Wingham. 

On Finance — 

Reps. A. H. Blackeby, Waterloo Lodge, No. 107 ; J. B. Ferris, 
Campbellford Lodge, No 248 ; N. S. Given, Ahiram Lodge, No. 
205 ; W. A. Dennis, Waterloo Lodge, No. 107 ; J. B. Reid, Wilton 
Lodge, No. 242 ; Weir Acheson, Silver Star Lodge, No. 202 ; 
A. T. Smith, Mayflower Lodge, No. 297. 

On Petitions and Correspondence — 

Reps. R. W. Bell, P.G.M., Otonabee Lodge, No. 13 ; F. 
Gallagher, Manotick Lodge, No. 295 ; G. W. Maxwell, Kingston 
Lodge, No. 59 ; Geo. Geddes, Otter Lodge, No. 50 ; 'J- K. 
Pearce, Rockliffe Lodge, No. 278. 

On State of the Order — 

Reps. Jno. Donogh, P.G.M., Queen City of Ontario, No. 56; 
Jno.Ormiston, Gananoque Lodge, No. 114; A.W.Cameron, Carle- 
ton Lodge, No. 240 ; F. A. Latshaw, Valley City Lodge, No. 
117; J. J. Craig, Fergus Lodge, No. 73 ; Rev. F. W. Armstrong, 
Trenton Lodge, No. 113 ; A. McFarlane, Tecumseh Lodge, No. 
182 ; P. McCandlish, Unity Lodge, No. 47. 

On Legislation — 

Reps. Thos. Woodyatt, Gore Lodge, No. 34 ; A. M. Lafferty, 
Western City Lodge, No. 93 ; Allen McFee, Belleville Lodge, 
No. 81 ; J. McLurg, Woodstock Lodge, No. 269 ; J. E. 
Terhune, Listowell Lodge, No. 160; W. A. Sinclair, Oxford 
Lodge, No. 77 ; D. Robertson, Minerva Lodge, No. 197. 

On Mileage and Per Diem — 

Reps. M. L. Weber, Elmira Lodge, No. 216 ; J. W. Grote, 
Union Lodge, No. 16 ; E. F. Waterhouse, Oxford Lodge, No. 
yy ; George Brill, Progress Lodge, No. 158 ; Joseph Car- 
michael, Hillsburgh Lodge, No. 167 ; William Laidlaw, Grey 
Lodge, No. 169 ; A. Jacobi, Corinthian Lodge, No. 61. 

On Judiciary — 

Reps. James Woodyatt, P.G.M., Gore Lodge, No. 34 ; J. T. 
Hornibrook, P.G.M., Covenant Lodge, No. 52 ; D. H. Moore, 



5558 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



Peterboro' Lodge, No. in ; Wm. Menzies, Canada Lodge, No. 
49 •; Wm. Reid, Chorazin Lodge, No. 190 ; R. Brockbank, 
Grand River Lodge, No. 91 ; J. S. R. McCann, Cataraqui 
Lodge, No. 10 ; J. B. Mclntyre, P.G.M., Union Lodge, No. 16. 

On Appeals — 

Reps. Wm. Macdiarmid, P.G.M., Lucan Lodge, No. 70 ; 
Alf. Coyell, Canada Lodge, No. 49 ; O. L. Berdan, Howard 
Lodge, No. 58 ; J. E. Farewell, Eastern Star Lodge, No. 72 ; J. 
H. Magiil, Durham Lodge, No. 78 ; J. J. Manning, Golden Star 
Lodge, No. 101 ; Henry White, Durham Lodge, No. 78. 

On General Purposes {appointed in the interim) — 

Bors. W. F. Mountain, Canada Lodge, No. 49 ; Wm. 
Badenach, Grand Treasurer ; J. B. King, Grand Secretary. 

On Districts — 

Reps. W. T. Henry, Penetangore Lodge, No. 172; W. J. 
Cruickshank, Weston Lodge, No. 200; T. G. Gillespie, Campbell- 
ford Lodge No. 248; J. H. Bustin, Nipissing Lodge, No. 79 ; 
E. M. Clapp, The Toronto Lodge, No. 71. 

On Election Returns — 

Reps. John Donogh, P. G.M., Queen City of Ontario Lodge, 
No. 56; H. M. Bauslaugh, Olive Branch Lodge, No 88 ; J. R. 
Peckham, Niagara Falls Lodge, No. 53. 

On Degree of Rebekah — 

Reps. A. A. Graham, Queen City of Ontario Lodge, No. 56 ; 
J. H. Waddell, St. Thomas Lodge, No. 76, Robt. Peirce, Har- 
mony Lodge, No. 115 ; A. M. Boch, Elora Lodge, No. 231 ; 
George Lee, Kingston Lodge, No. 59 ; Harry Gilby, Covenant 
Lodge, No. 52. 

On Fraternal Relations (appointed in the interim) — 
Bro. Henry Robertson. P.G.M.,Grand Representative. 

Special Committee No. i — 

Reps. S. M. Thomson, Harmony Lodge, No. 115 ; B. F.Doxee. 
Hastings Lodge, No. 273 ; G. A. Ross, Owen Sound Lodge, No. 
180; R. J. C. Dawson, Forest City Lodge, No. 38; A. W. Bell, 
Samaritan Lodge, No. 35. 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5559 



Special Committee No. 2 — 

Reps. Thos. Hayne, Lambton Lodge, No. 277 ; George 
Suggitt, Germania Lodge, No. 184; I. Unsworth, Florence 
Lodge, No. 196 ; George Thompson, Millbank Lodge, No. 209 ; 
F. A. Smith, Woodslee Lodge, No. 220. 

Special Committee No. 3 — 

Reps. A. B. Hurrell, International Lodge, No. 228 ; J. H. 
Powell, Dauncey Lodge, No. 176 ; V. H. Peart, Wellington 
Square Lodge, No. 78 ; A. Allen, jr., Rideau Lodge, No. 241 ; 
George Post, Broadview Lodge, No. 294. 

Special Committee No. 4 — 

Reps. J. H. Parnell, Ottawa Lodge, No. 224; E. W. Ross, 
North Bay Lodge, No. 261 ; A. B. McRae, Sheard Lodge, No. 
276 ; S. A. Smith, Glanworth Lodge, No. 289 ; Wm. Yule, 
Missanabie Lodge, No. 266; C. J. Wall, Dominion Lodge, No. 
48. 

Special Committee No. 5 — 

Reps. George W. Griffith, Grenville Lodge, No. 279 ; A. 
Ross, Lucknow Lodge, No. 112; W. H. Pollock, Dresden 
Lodge, No. 124; F. M. Clark, Mizpah Lodge, No. 127; John 
Corley, Garnet Lodge, No. 139. 

Special Committee No. 6 — 

Reps. W. H. Allen, Stella Lodge, No. 125 ; M. G. Brethour, 
Concord Lodge, No. 142 ; Ellerton Porter, Ridgetown Lodge, 
No. 144 ; G. H. Nairn, Huron Lodge, No. 62 ; J. W. Sheppard, 
North Star Lodge, No. 68. 

Special Committee No. 7 — 

Reps. Alex. Brownlee, Barrie Lodge, No. 63 ; W. Robson, 
Eastern Lodge, No. 72 ; Wm. Jacobs, Amity Lodge, No. 80 ; 
John Flannagan, Grand River Lodge, No. 91. 

Special Committee No. 8 — 

Reps. G. Gillespie, Manilla Lodge, No. 105 ; Isaac Hord, 
Bissell Lodge, No. 51 ; C. L. Williams, Waterloo Lodge, No. 
107 ; Geo. Toner, Gananoque Lodge, No. 114. 



5560 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



REPORT No- l.-Rep. Jno. Donogh, P.G.M., from the Special 
Committee on ''Reduction of Representation in the Grand 
Lodge," presented the following report. On the motion of Rep. 
J. Donogh, P.G.M., seconded by Rep. J. B. Mclntyre, P.G.M., 
the consideration of the report was made a special order, the 
first business after roll call on Friday morning, nth inst. 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. .- 

Your Special Committee on " The Reduction of Representa- 
tion in the Grand Lodge," acting under the instructions con- 
tained in the resolutions found on page 5341 Journal Grand 
Lodge of Ontario, 1892, as follows : 

Moved by Rep. J. Donogh, and seconded by Rep. J. Welsh ; 

Resolved. — That whereas, it is expedient to reduce the number of repre- 
sentatives to this Grand Lodge ; and, whereas 

It is advisable to adopt some system of representation by districts as a 
substitute for the present plan of representation by Lodges ; and whereas 

It is not desirable that such radical changes should be effected without 
receiving full consideration from the entire membership. 

Resolved. — That a special committee of five be appointed to serve during 
recess with instructions to consider and prepare a plan for the reduction of 
representation in this Grand Lodge. 

Resolved. — That the proposed amendments to the Constitution of this 
Grand Lodge found on page 5,159, Journal 1891, and entitled " Mem- 
bership," be refened to the Special Committee on reduction of representation. 

That the Special Committee be instructed to have their report prepared 
and published within four months of the annual session, so as to be consider- 
ed by the various District Committees as well as the Subordinate Lodges, 
before its presentation at the next session of the Grand Lodge. 

Have given full consideration to the matter and beg leave to 
present the following report : 
« 

In order to ascertain the procedure in other jurisdictions, your committee 
issued a circular to Grand Secretaries, asking for answers to a series of ques- 
tions relating to the management of Grand Lodges, and the information ob- 
tained, which is tabulated in a schedule attached to this report, will no doubt, 
be considered of great value, apart from its connection with the question under 
consideration. 

From this schedule it will be seen that a large number of the Jurisdictions 
give to all Past Grands the full privileges of attending Grand Lodge and 
voting on all questions. But in such cases the expenses are borne either by 
the attending members or by the Lodges. It is needless to point out the 
grave objections that lie against this system, if such a name maybe properly 
applied. The expenses of representation fall most heavily upon the weaker or 
more distant Lodges, while the Legislation is controlled by the Past Grands, 
who attend the sessions and a preponderating influence will always be exercised 
by the district or town in which the Grand Lodge is held. 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5561 



Some eighteen jurisdictions are reported as having a representative sys- 
tem more or less similar to our own, the expenses being in some instances 
borne by the Grand Lodge and in others by the subordinate Lodges. 

Only three jurisdictions, viz : Ohio, Missouri and Iowa are governed on the 
District Representation plan but these are three of the strongest and most 
prosperous on the roll of the Soverign Grand Lodge, and it will be noticed that 
in these jurisdictions the ratio of expense to membership is very slight indeed. 

In our own Grand Lodge the membership has been increasing steadily 
until the attendance is approaching 350, and when to this is added the mem- 
bers attending the Rebekah Convention the number becomes a serious tax upon 
the hospitality and the resources of the places to which the Grand Lodge is from 
year to year invited. 

In fact, it is certain now, that the Grand Lodge meetings must be con- 
fined to the large cities, so long as the membership remains at its present 
figure. Is it not a question worthy of consideration as to whether the order 
would not be more largely benefitted if the Grand Lodge were reduced to such 
proportions as to admit of its entertainment in towns and large villages 
which at present are entirely debarred from tendering invitations. 

Would not the business of the Grand Lodge be as efficiently transacted by 
say 125 representatives as it is at present by 350 and is not the large reduction 
in taxation which would be possible under the district plan, worthy of consi- 
deration by the Subordinate Lodges upon whom the burden falls ? And fur- 
ther would not the District Committees gain in influence and importance when 
active service in tho District becomes an essential qualification for election to 
the position of representative to Grand Lodge. 

Your Committee submit a scheme for representation on the District plan 
and also a schedule which exhibits the probable appoi tionment of representation 
on the District Plan and the expense for mileage and per diem of a Grand 
Lodge elected on this basis, A glance at the figures will show that an annual 
saving of $2,500 at least can be made by the adoption of the proposed scheme, 
and this will allow of a reduction of two-fifths in the Per Capita Tax. 

The following amendments to the Constitution and By-laws of the Grand 
Lodge are offered for the purpose of carrying out the proposed scheme and 
notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 27 Constitution. 

AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION. 
Strike out Sec. 5 and substitute therefor — 

5. Representation in the Grand Lodge shall be by districts and two hunhred 
shall be the unit of representation. The number of representatives to which 
each District is entitled shall be ascertained by dividing the total membership 
of the Lodges comprised in the District by two hundred, any remainder being 
considered as equal to another full number. 

The semi-annual returns for the 31st of December next preceding the 
election shall be the basis of representation. The election of representatives 
to the Grand Lodge shall be held in the Lodges on the last regular meeting 
night in June. Every candidate must be a Past Grand in good standing in 
his subordinate Lodge. 

BY-LAWS. 

NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES TO GRAND LODGF. 

i. Nominations shall be made at the last regular Lodge meeting in May. 
Immediately upon nominations being made, the Recording Secretary shall 
forward by mail a list of the candidates to all other lodges in the District. 



5562 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



2. The election shall be held at the last regular Lodge meeting in June, 
under the order of business for " election of officers." All members in good 
standing shall be entitled to vote. When all qualified members who desire to 
do so shall have voted, the ballot shall be declared closed. The ballots shall 
be counted in open lodge by the Noble Grand, Vice-Grand and Recording 
Secretary, the result announced and entered upon the minutes. An abstract 
of the votes cast shall be drawn up and forwarded without delay to the 
Deputy Grand Master in the form of certificate herewith appended. [Form 
No. i]. No ballot shall be counted which contains a larger number of names 
than the District is entitled to elect. 

Form No. I. 

ELECTION RETURNS — REPRESENTATIVE TO GRAND LODGE. 

Hall of Lodge, No 

To Deputy Grand Master : 

We hereby certify that at an election held on last meeting night in June, 
18. . , in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of 
Ontario, I.O.O.F , the following was the result ; 



District No, 



Name. Occupation. P.O. Address. 

Bro , P.G., of No. . . . , rcc'd .... votes. 



(seal) N.G.,V.G. 

R.Sec'y. 

Which certificate shall be enclosed in an envelope, marked, "I. O. O. F. 

Vote of Lodge No , for Representative of District No , 

Ontario," and addressed : "To , Deputy Grand Master, Ontario. 

3. The Deputy Grand Master shall not later than the fifteenth day of July , 
call to his assistance two disinterested Past Grands in good standing, residents 
of the district in which the Deputy Grand Master resides, and shall proceed to 
open and count by Districts the vote cast for representatives. If any of the 
returns shall be found to be incomplete informal or irregular, the Deputy 
Grand Master shall immediately transmit such schemes to the Lodges from 
which they came and request the correction of the errors. 

Should it be necessary to transmit back to the Lodges any incorrect 
returns, the Board of canvassers (having canvassed all correct returns) shall 
adjourn for not less than ten days nor more than twelve days, when they shall 
meet again, complete the canvass, and record upon a tally sheet the number of 
votes received by each candidate. The candidates receiving the highest 
number of votes in the District shall be declared elected, to the number of 
representatives allotted to such district. 

When a question shall arise as to the choice between two or more candi- 
dates who may have received an equal number of votes, the Board of can- 
vassers shall cast lots and the one so chosen shall be declared elected. 

4. The Board of canvassers shall prepare and sign a report in duplicate 
[Form No. 2, J and shall forward one copy of the same immediately to the 
Grand Master and the other to the Grand Secretary, who shall then forward 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5563 



to each representative elect a certificate of his election in the form hereto 
appended [Form No. 3] and a copy of such certificate shall also be sent to 
each subordinate Lodge. 

Form No. 3. 

representative's certificate. 

To the Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F\, of Ontario : 

I hereby certify that P. G , of Lodge, No — , has been 

elected a Representative to the Grand Lodge of Ontario, from District No , 

commencing with the next annual session. 

{Dated.) ,Grand Secretary. 

Form No. 2. 

certificate of election : 

To the Grand Lodge I. O. 0. F., of Ontario : 



-18 



We hereby certify that we have canvassed the Election returns of the various 
subordinate Lodges submitted to us and find that the following Past Grands have 
been elected representatives to the Grand Lodge. 



DISTRICT and name 



occupation. 



P. O. ADDRESS LODGE 



no. of votes 
rec'd. 



5. All resignations of representatives must be directed to the Grand 
Master and all vacancies occurring in any other way must be at once reported 
to the Grand Master, who shall fix dates for nomination and election and 
notify the Grand Secretary to order an election under the forms herein pro- 
vided. 

Should a vacancy occur between the election and the session of the Grand 
Lodge, the Grand master shall direct the Deputy-Grand Master to summon 
the Board of Canvassers and certify to the election of the candidate having 
the highest number of votes next succeeding the lowest number necessary to 
election. 

Strike out By-Laws 3 and 4. 
Amend By law 54 so as to read : 

The Grand Lodge shall be entitled to receive from each Subordinate 
Lodge the sum of thirty cents per annum for each unsuspended member on 
its books, as shown by its semi-annual return for December thirty-first. 
Payment to be made with the December return. 

As an alternative scheme your committee submit a proposi- 
tion to reduce the membership to one representative from each 



5664* JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



lodge, which will make a difference of over one-fourth in the 
number while preserving the present status of the lodges as to 
voting power in the Grand Lodge. 

Amend Section 5, constitution of Grand Lodge to read as 
follows : 

Sec. 5. — Every Lodge within the jurisdiction shall, at its last meeting in 
the month of June, annually elect by ballot from amongst its Past Grands in 
good standing, a representative or representatives as follows, that is to say : 
one representative who shall be entitled to receive mileage and per diem and on 
a call of the yeas and nays shall have power to cast the full vote of his Lodge 
on the following basis, viz : One vote where the number of members returned 
in the semi-annual report of the current term shall be 100 or less ; over 100 
and under 200, two votes ; 200 or more, three votes. But each Lodge shall have 
the privilege of electing one or more additional representatives on the same 
basis as the voting power conferred, who shall be known as " extra represen- 
tatives " and who if present at Grand Lodge shall have all the privileges of 
representatives but shall not be entitled to mileage and per diem. 

Amend By-Law 54 by striking out the word " fifty" in second line and 
inserting the word "forty" in lieu thereof. 



Fraternally submitted, 



John Donogh, P.G.M. 
Thos. Woodyatt, P,G. 
John B. McIntyre, P.G.M. 
John Welch, P.G. 
T. C. Lazier, P.G. 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5565 



Schedule Showing Apportionment of Representation on District plan ; 
Unit of Representation, 200 ; Districts as arranged on pages 5436-41, 
Journal 1892. Mileage per diem on the basis of Stratford Session. 







CO 






CD 






> 




a, 


'-C 


£ 


13 ^ 


n 





S d 


6 S 


Q 


£^ 


« 


I 


744 


4 


2 


621 


4 


3 


410 


3 


4 


848 


5 


5 


335 


2 


b 


240 


2 


7 


215 


2 


8 


576 


3 


9 


1041 


b 


10 


599 


3 


11 


6 57 


4 


12 


759 


4 


13 


33i 


2 


M 


535 


3 


15 


284 


2 


16 


632 


4 


17 


812 


5 


18 


245 


2 


19 


1156 


6 


20 


139 


1 


21 


160 


1 


22 


344 


2 


23 


148 


1 


24 


308 


2 


25 


276 


2 



o aj 

§ H 3 

U 

Windsor 

Dresden 

Bothwell 

St. Thomas 

Tilsonburg 

Simcoe 

International B'e 
Niagara Falls. . . 

Hamilton 

Brantford 

Ingersol 

Strathroy 

Forest 

Sarnia 

Goderich 

St. Marys 

Fergus 

Streetsville 

Toronto 

Newmarket 

Orangeville 

Palmerston 

Brussels 

Kincardine 

Port Elgin 



B 




V 




XS 




U 





Ph 


'A 


V 


^j 


he 


u 


TO 


u 

C/3 


3 


Q 

2b 


$52 60 


44 80 


27 


29 25 


28 


42 00 


29 


ib 70 


30 


17 5o 


31 


23 5o 


32 


33 45 


33 


54 00 


34 


24 00 


135 


30 40 


36 


34 60 


37 


17 70 


3« 


30 45 


39 


ib 50 


;40 


2b 40 


4 1 


43 75 


I42 


17 40 


43 


b2 40 


44 


12 10 


45 


10 75 


46 


15 80 


47 


8 40 


48 


20 70 


— 


21 30 





513 

ibi 

54 
124 
b2b 

253 
204 

449 
396 
699 
8b8 
522 
235 
505 
347 
290 
108 



2b9 



130 
127 

19287 



a 

Oi O (D 

*-> "3 

<u ^ 

O 

Collingwood. 

Midland 

Parry Sound 

Sutton 

Port Perry . . 
Lindsay .... 
Cobourg. . . . 
Havelock . . . 

Madoc 

Picton 

Lansdowne. . 
Smith's Falls 
Gornwall . . . 

Ottawa 

Almonte .... 
Pembroke. . . 
Huntsville . . 



Sault Ste. Marie 

Port Arthur . . . 
Rat Portage. . . . 



S 
& 

t3 

Li 

(V 
ft 

CD 



$25 4O 
15 IO 
l8 9O 

13 IO 

51 60 
27 bO 
27 80 
4b 20 
32 70 
b8 20 
59 10 
b3 bo 
47 40 
70 50 

44 70 
50 80 

17 6 5 

69 30 

53 30 
67 90 

1577 30 



Mileage per diem paid at Stratford to 315 Representatives $3,844 80 

Questions submitted to the Grand Secretary of each State 
and Provincial Grand Lodge. 

1. Are your Grand Lodge Sessions Annual or Semi- Annual ? 

2. What number of working Lodges, December 31st, 1892 ? 

3. Number of Members, December 31st, 1892 ? 

4. Is your Grand Lodge composed of (i) Representatives of Lodges, 
(ii) Representatives of Districts, or (iii) Past Grands at large ? 

5. Have Grand Officers and Past Grands the right to vote in Grand 
Lodge on matters of legislation ? 

b. How many Representatives present at last session ? 
How many days does session last ? 

What is the rate of Mileage paid to Representatives of Grand Lodge ? 
What is the rate Per Diem ? 

What is the annual Per Capita Tax, and how collected ? 
Are the expenses of District Deputy Grand Masters paid ? 
If paid, by whom — Grand Lodge or District ? 
Total amount of Mileage and Per Diem paid at last session ? 



7- 
8. 

9- 

10. 
1 1. 
12. 
13. 



5566 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



Schedule of Replies sent to the questions submitted to Grand Secretaries. 



Alabama 

Arizona . 
Arkansas 



British Columbia. . . 



California, 



Colorado 



Connecticut 
Delaware . . . 



1890— District of 
Columbia. 



Florida. 
Georgia 
Idaho. . . 



Annual 



Semi-Annual 



64 

J 3 
120 

22 



355 
103 

76 
35 

15 



3000 

600 
3860 

1954 



30350 
7004 

14036 
2966 

1871 



Representatives . . 



Past Grands 

Each Lodge 1 Rep. 



Representatives . . 

Representatives. . . 
Representatives. . . 



Past Grands 
Past Grands 



Representatives 



5 



( Except on 
Yes < call of votes 

( by Lodges. 

Yes 

No 



Only Grand Officers 
Representatives & 
P. G. M's. 



Grand Officers. . . 

(Exc'pta vote 
Yes •< of Lodges is 

(called. 

Yes : . 

Yes 



Annual 



Illinois * . 

Indiana . . 

Iowa 

Kansas . . . 

Kentucky 

Louisiana, 



Lower Provinces, 
B. N. A. 

Maine 



4i 
760 

581 
548 
381 
165 
28 

52 
128 



1565 

42725 

33000 

31321 

20619 

8000 

1022 

3850 
20139 



Representatives. 
Representatives 



Officers vote 



Each Lodge 1 Rep. 

District 

Representatives . . 
Represn's 1 for 25. 
Rep's and P. G's. 

Representatives . . 

Past Grands 



No . 
Yes 
No. 
No. 

Yes 

Yes 



Manitoba 

Maryland 

Massachusetts. 

Michigan 

Minnesota 
Mississippi . . . 

Missouri 

Montana 



Semi-Annual 
Annual 



Nebraska , 



Nevada 

New Hampshire. 
New Jersey 



26 


1858 


106 


9227 


220 


45275 


416 


25000 


196 


13187 


35 


1456 


460 


23000 


44 


2463 


183 


8500 


24 


1554 


84 


12000 


234 


23000 



Representatives 
Past Grands . . . 
Past Grands . . . 
Representatives 
Past Grands. . . . 
Representatives 

District 

Representatives 



Past Grands 



Representatives . . 

Past Grands 

Rep's, and P. G's 



Yes, with exceptions 

Yes 

Yes 

No 

Yes 

Yes 

No 

No 



Yes 



Officers vote 

Yes 

Yes 



* Facts taken from Journal, as the report was not received. April 4th, '93, 



1893J 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5567 



The numbers in head line correspond to the questions as numbered. 



7 


8 


9 10 


11 


12 


13 


3 

3 
3 

3 

4 to 5 
2 to 3 


6 cts. one way. . . 


$4 00 


|i 00 

2 00 
1 00 

80 

35c. to 50c. 

7 per cent. 

12 
5 per cent. 

45c. on all not in arrears. 


No 




$1978 36 

450 00 
1632 92 

526 00 

4294 00 
3647 35 






6 cts. 


2 00 

2 00 ! 


No 






No 




( Actual ) 


No 




( Expenses. ) 
5 cts. one way . . . 


3 00 


No 




Yes 


By G. L... 








Yes 


By G. L... 








None 


No 


No.. 




























3 
3 


Actual cost 


2 50 

3 00 

2 00 

3 00 
2 00 


$2 OO 


No 




1699 77 
i 5785 08 






5 cis. one way. . . 








i 6897 00 

4600 00 
3164 86 

755i 7 8 

Pd by L'dges 

376 90 

652 89 


3 

2 


5 per cent. 

fto 60 
7 per cent. 

fti 25 

17 
( 25c. each candi'te N 
< 5c. each degree. - 
( ioc. each member 
$0 60 
40 
40 
50 
50 
20 per cent. 
5 per cent 
$1 50 

10 per cent. 

$1 2t 


No 




7 cts. one way . . . 
Actual expenses 


No 




3 
3 

2 


No 




do. 
[3c. to Officers] 
■j and one Rep- I 
(resentative. J 


3 00 
2 00 


No 




fpd. ior att'g | 
JGd. Lodges. \ 

Yes 






By G. L... 


2 


Actual cost 

Actual mileage.. 


2 00 


No 




2111 50 
239 50 




No 










Yes 


By G. L. . . 


3 

2 


3 cts. each way . . 
8 cts. to one Rep. 
6 cts. one way. . . 
6 cts. one way. . . 
Actual 


2 00 
2 00 

2 00 

3 o° 

4 00 

Expenses. 
Act. exp's 


No 




7315 45 
4385 00 
532 90 
1412 00 
1315 40 

2581 95 

506 00 
200 00 


No 




2 


Yes 

Yes 


By G. L... 

By Lodges 


2 


No 


3 

3 

i 


Actual cost 

Officers & Com. . 
6 cents 


No 




No 




O 15 
O 20 


Yes 


By Lodges 


2 


|No 


594 85 



5568 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



Schedule of Replies sent to the questions submitted to Grand Secretaries. 





1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


New Mexico 

New York 


Bi-ennial 

Annual 

a 

Semi-Annual 
Annual 


16 

656 
100 

44 
704 
244 

114 

1042 
19 
50 

21 

83 
I4O 


762 

62000 

4100 

2116 

60710 

19449 

5685 

101258 
1382 

6373 
704 

3500 

4500 


Rep's and P. G's. 

Representatives . . 

Past Grands 

1 Rep. ea. Lodge. . 

Districts, 78 

Representatives . . 

Rep. Lodges 

Rep, Lodges 

Rep. Lodges 

Past Grands.. 
Past Grands 

1 Rep. each Lodge 

Representatives . . 


C All Members are | 
•j legislative mem- L 
\ bers. j 
Officer vote 


14 

600 


North Carolina 


Yes 


74 

46 

76 

330 

148 

837 
42 

398 
100 

75 
116 


North Dakota 

Ohio 


Grand Officers .... 
No.. .. 


Ontario 


No 

No 


Oregon 


Pennsylvania 

Ouebec 


No 


No 


Rhode Island 


Yes 


South Carolina 

South Dakota 

Tennessee 


Yes 

Officers & P. G.M's. 
No 


Texas 






Utah 


Annual 


17 


1466 


Rep. of Lodges. . . 


Yes 


89 


Vermont 






Virginia 


Annual 


88 
129 
118 
314 

17 


5239 

7300 

7580 

16761 

879 


Rep. of Lodges. . . 
Rep. of Lodges. , . 
Rep. of Lodges . . . 
Rep. and P. G's. 

( Rep. of Lodges. ) 
< P. G's. at large— V 
( All P. Gs. can vote ) 


No 

C Grand Officers ) 
4 and Represent- > 

[atives. ) 
No 


80 


Washington 

West Virginia 

Wisconsin 


168 
104 
259 

21 


Yes 


Wyoming 


Yes 









1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5569 



The numbers in head line correspond to the questions as numbered. — Continued. 



7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 


13 


3 to 4 

3 
3 
3 
4 
3 

3 

3 
i 


Actual expenses. . 


$2 00 


$1 50 

I 

1 00 
10 per cent. 

5 per cent. 

$0 50 

1 00 

32 
60 
40 
10 per cent, 

10 per cent. 

$1 00 


[Abolished] 




$ 650 00 


(nuisance.) 
No 




Actual expenses to 
7 cents 


one Rep. . 
2 00 
4 00 
2 00 

2 50 


No 




1482 00 

786 01 

2655 12 

6121 30 

2561 25 

11083 91 
427 76 


No 

Yes 


By G. L... 


8 cts. one way. . . 
5c. one way 

f Actual expen-') 
-J ses one Rep- L 

( resentative. ) 
6 cents . . , 


Yes 


By District 
( By ) 
< each \ 
( Lodge. ) 

By G. L... 

By G. L... 

By G. L... 


Yes 


Yes 


Actual fare 


2 00 

3 00 
2 00 
2 50 


Yes 


i 


Yes 


2 


Officer's paid .... 

10 cents 

6 cents 


No 




4° 15 


3 

2 


No 




No 




264 546 






2 


5 cts. one way. . . 


2 00 


1 30 


No 




460 20 








3 


1 1 11 
Actual expenses. . 


2 00 


50 

1 00 
40 
50 

10 per cent. 


No 




747 28 

4i44 75 
1723 10 
2548 98 

652 35 


3 


Yes 




3 


No 




3 

2 


6 cts. one way . . . 




Yes. . . 


f By 1 
J Lodge I 

[ visited. ) 
/ By L'dgs \ 
J visited, 1 
1 from [ 
\ $2 to $5. ) 


Actual expenses. . 


3 °o 


No 



5570 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



Bro. S. K. Binkley, on behalf of the Order at Niagara Falls, 
verbally invited the Grand Lodge to a trip on the Electric 
Railway at 2:30 this afternoon, the trip to extend over the entire 
line, Queenston to Chippewa and return, which, on the motion 
of Rep. J. T. Hornibrook, P.G.M., seconded by Rep. W. H. 
Cole, P.G.M., was accepted. 

The following was adopted : — 

Resolved, — That, when the Grand Lodge adjourns this morning Session, 
it does so to meet at nine o'clock to morrow — Thursday morning. 

The following, moved by Bro. H. Robertson, P.G.M., Grand 
Rep., seconded by Bro. W. H. Cole, P.G.M., Grand Rep., was 
adopted : — 

Resolved,— That the exemplification of the unwritten work be made a 
special order for 3 o'clock p.m., August 10th. 

REPORT No. 2.— Bro. W. H. Cole, P.G.M., from the Com- 
mittee on Distribution, made the following report, which was 
adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Your Committee on Distribution beg to recommend that the subject 
matter in the Reports of the Grand Officers and Auxiliary Associations.be 
referred to Committees as follows : — 

Committee on State of the Order — The Grand Master's Report : 
Page 1 to 16 inclusive (except Clause 7, page 4 ; Clause 16, page 13 ; Clause 
22, page 14 ; and that part of pages 2 and 3 referring to Rebekah Degree 
Lodges) ; Grand Secretary's Report : Clauses 2, 7, 8. 

Legislation — Grand Secretary's Report : Clauses 1, 12, 13, 18. 

Judiciary — Grand Master's Report : Pages 17, 18, 19, to Clause 29. 

Finance — Grand Master's Report : latter part page 24, Clause 36 
Grand Secretary's Report : Clauses 3, 4, and first part 14, and Clause 16, and 
all of the Grand Treasurer's Report, and the Auditors' Report. 

Petitions and Correspondence — The Grand Master's Report : Clause 
32, page 2i, to the end of the Report (except latter part of Clause 36) ; Grand 
Secretary's Report : Clause 10. 

Appeals — Grand Master's Report : Page 19, Clause 30 ; Grand Secre- 
tary's Report : Clause 17. 

Mileage and Per Diem— Grand Secretary's Report : Clause 5. 

Rebekah Degree Lodges — That part of Grand Master's Report, page 
2 and 3, referring to said Lodges, also Clause 22, page 14 ; Grand Secretary's 
Report : Clause 19. 

Odd Fellows' Relief Association— Grand Master's Report : Clause 
7, page 4 ; Grand Secretary's Report : Clause 9, and all the Report of the 
Association. 

Insurance — Grand Secretary's Report : Pages 10, 11, and first half of 
page 12. 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5571 



Special Committees : — 

No. i — Grand Master's Report : Page 13, Clause 16. 

No. 2 — Grand Master's Report : Page 21, Clause 31. 

No. 3 — Grand Secretary's Report : Clause 6. 

No. 4 — Grand Secretary's Report : Latter part of Clause 14. 

We would recommend a careful perusal of all the valuable tables in the 
Grand Secretary's Report, to every member of the Order. 

Your Committee move the adoption of this report. 
Fraternally submitted, 

W. H. COLE, 

S. H. GLASSFORD. 

The following was read, and on motion Bro. Barnes was 
excused from attendance at the present session. 

[Bro. Barnes was enabled to attend the last day's Session, 
his daughter having sufficiently recovered as to permit him to 
leave her. — Grand Sec] 

Toronto, August 8th, 1893. 
y. B. King, Esq., Grand Secretary I.O.O.F. : 

Dear Brother King, — After seeing you yesterday my little girl, 7 years 
old, was taken suddenly and dangerously ill, so I am detained here. Hope 
to be up sometime to-morrow, if she gets better. If I am not up please have 
me excused. 

I am, 

Yours truly and fraternally, 

GEO. BARNES. 

The Grand Lodge adjourned at 1:30 p.m. 



5572 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



SECOND DAY. 



MORNING SESSION 



Niagara Falls, August ioth, 1893. 

The Grand Lodge assembled at 9 o'clock a m., Rev. T. W. 
Jolliffe, Grand Master, in the chair, and opened in regular form. 

Prayer by the Grand Chaplain. 

The following Grand Officers and a majority of the Repre- 
sentatives were present and answered the roll. 

OFFICERS: 

Rev. T. W. Jolliffe, ----- Grand Master. 

Joseph Oliver, - - -. - - - Deputy Grand Master. 

W. H. Hoyle, . - - ... Grand Warden. 

J. B. King, - ... Grand Secretary. 

Wm. Badenach, - . . _ Grand Treasurer. 

W. H. Cole, - - Grand Representative. 

Hy. Robertson, - . - - - - - Grand Representative. 

0. E. Fleming, ... ... Grand Marshal. 

Robert Meek, - - Grand Conductor. 

A. Mitchell, - - Grand Guardian. 

1. B. Aulph, - ... Grand Herald. 
Rev. Wm. J. Sanders, ----- Grand Chaplain. 

P. E. Fitz-Patrick, ----- Junior Past Grand Master. 



The minutes of yesterday's Session were read and 
confirmed. 



M. L. Weber, seconded by 



The following, moved by Rep. 
Rep. G. J. Brill, was adopted : — 

Resolved, — That the rate of mileage to be allowed for the present Session 
be five cents per mile one way, and the per diem two dollars, and that the 
Committee on Mileage and Per Diem be instructed to prepare their report 
accordingly. 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5573 



REPORT No. 3.— Rep. John Donogh, P.G.M., from the Com- 
mittee on Election Returns, made the following report, which 
was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario : 

Your Committee on Election Returns beg leave to present the following 
report. 

The canvass of the returns shows the following result : — 

Total vote cast for Grand Master Bro. Joseph Oliver 520 

Deputy Grand Master. . " W. H. Hoyle 520 

Grand Secretary " J. B. King 523 

" Grand Treasurer " W. Badenach 523 

For Grand Warden, 1782 votes. Necessary for choice, 892. 

Bro. Thos. Woodyatt 720 

" W. A. Miner 82 

" ]. A. Young 215 

" Hy. White 664 

" A. B. Hurrell 38 

" S K. Binkley 63 

There is therefore no election. 

For Grand Representative 1778 votes. Necessary for choice, 890. 

Bro R. W. Bell, P.G. M 273 

" P. E. Fitz-Patrick, P.G.M 981 

" W. H. Cole, P. G.M 180 

" J. B. Mclntyre, P.G.M 344 

Bro. P. E. Fitz-Patrick has a majority of all votes cast. 

The return from Cicerone Lodge, No. 195, did not contain the certificate 
of a visiting P.G. who voted in the Lodge, and this vote was not counted. The 
return from Glanworth Lodge, No. 289, was rejected, the number of votes 
cast not being filled in. The return from Manotick Lodge, No. 295, was re- 
jected, number of votes not being filled in, no seal attached and no signature 
of Noble Grand. 

No returns were received from the following Lodges : — 

Mt. Zion, No. 46 ; Beaver, No. 82 ; Laurel, No. no ; Lucknow, No. 112 
Naomi, No. 116; Concord, No. 142 ; Aurora, No. 148 ; Hayden, No. 152 
Thamesville, No. 157 ; Oriental, No. 163 ; Hiilsburg, No. 167 ; Montana, No 
177 ; Teeswater, No. 183 ; Egremont, No. 207 ; Mt. Brydges, No. 217 
Merlin, No. 226; Hanover, No. 233 ; Acorn, No. 236 ; Fraternity, No. 264 
Morewood, No. 285 ; Chesterville, No. 288 ; Rodney, No. 291 ; Pontypool 
No. 296 ; Mayflower, No. 297. 

Your Committee offer the following : 

Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 

JOHN DONOGH, 
H. M. BAUSLAUGH, 
J. McCLURG, M.D., 
J. R. PECKHAM. 



5574 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



The Grand Master thereupon declared the following officers 
duly elected for the ensuing year : — 

Bro. Joseph Oliver Toronto Grand Master. 

" W. H. Hoyle Cannington Deputy Grand Master. 

" J. B. King Toronto Grand Secretary. 

" Wm. Badenach Toronto ' Grand Treasurer. 

" P. E. Fitz-Patrick Hamilton Grand Representative. 

And, further, that there was no election of Grand Warden. 

The Grand Master named the following scrutineers for the 
election : 

Reps. JohnDonogh, P.G.M. ; John Gibson, P.G.M. ; H. M. Bauslaugh. 

The ballot being taken, the scrutineers announced the follow- 
ing result of the first ballot : — 

Whole vote cast, 334. Necessary to a choice, 168. 

Bro. S. K. Binkley 7 

" Hy. White 139 

" Thos. Woodyatt 163 

" J.A.Young 17 

" —Bell 3 

" W. A.Miner 4 

" A. B. Hurrell 1 

There being no Election a second ballot was ordered. 

The scrutineers announced the second ballot as follows : — 
Whole vote cast, 331. Necessary to a choice, 166. 

Bro. W. A. Miner 2 

" S. K. Binkley 7 

" Hy. White 143 

" Thos. Woodyatt 179 

Whereupon the Grand Master declared Rep. Thos. Wood- 
yatt duly elected Grand Warden for the ensuing year. 

Rep. John Donogh, P.G.M., nominated Bro. Chas. Packert, 
of Avon Lodge, No. 41, as elective Auditor for the coming year. 
There being no further nominations Bro. Donogh, by request, 
cast the vote of the Grand Lodge for Bro. Packert. 

The Grand Master declared Bro. Charles Packert duly 
elected Auditor 



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REPORT ffo 4.— Bro. Henry Robertson, P.G.M., from the 
Special Committee on Fraternal Relations, presented the fol- 
lowing report, which was ordered to be spread upon the Journal : 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Your Committee on Fraternal Relations beg leave to present 
their third annual report. 

All the proceedings of other Grand Lodges which have been 
received, have been carefully examined and perused by your 
Committee, with a view of extracting therefrom all items which 
might prove interesting or instructive to the Brethren of 
Ontario. 

The selections have been made with care, so as not to have 
the report too long or tedious, and at the same time, it is hoped 
that from this report, our Brethren in Ontario will be enabled 
to have a somewhat clear idea of what is going on in the world 
of Oddfellowship around us. 

The proceedings will be noticed and reviewed in the usual 
alphabetical order. 

ALABAMA. 

Fifty-second annual session, Mobile, May io, 1892. 

The Order is progressing finely. Eleven new Lodges are 
reported, with an increase in membership of over seven hundred. 

A proposition to have a paid Organizer or Lecturer was 
negatived. 

ARKANSAS. 

Forty-third annual session, Eureka Springs, Oct. 25, 1892. 

Every section of this jurisdiction is alive with activity, and 
the principles of Oddfellowship were never more closely adhered 
to. Fifteen new Lodges were organized, and two Rebekah 
Lodges. In the excellent report of Brother J. B. Friedheim, 
Grand Secretary, we find the following: — 

" Effective work has been done in relieving and alleviating some of the 
ills which afflict the mind and body of man. The ministrations of the 
' Relief Committee,' which are constant and inexhaustible, have been 
welcomed in the homes of nearly four hundred brothers for periods of divers 
length, aggregating 1,300 weeks, at an outlay df over seven thousand dollars; 
but this is only a tithe of the good that has been accomplished. Other 
influences, the value of which has no monetary comparison, has served to 
comfort and bless the weak and weary traveller as he nears the boundary of 
that bourne from which none return." 

A series of resolutions were adopted in furtherance of the 
proposed Odd Fellows' Home and National Sanitarium at Hot 
Springs. 



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BRITISH COLUMBIA. 

Nineteenth annual session, New Westminster, Feb. 8, 1893. 
Brothers W. L. Challoner and D. Barclay, of Ontario, were 
present as visitors. 

On the state of the Order, the Grand Master says : — 

" The increase to our membership has exceeded that of any previous year 
since our institution ; in fact, the increase is more than equal to the entire 
strength of the Order in this Province up to the year 1883 ; this in itself 
speaks very highly for the esteem and general popularity of the Order 
throughout the country. 

"The membership in the Auxiliary Benefit Endowment Association has 
largely increased in numbers, which already shows the advantage of having a 
canvasser for this branch of the Order, but there is still room for improve- 
ment. 

" I am pleased to observe that the ' Team Work ' has taken such a 
strong hold on most of the city Lodges, and when once introduced its vast 
superiority over the old style of work is so apparent that it requires no 
argument to convince any Lodge of this fact. 

" No very serious questions have arisen during my term of office. My 
duties have been of a very pleasant character. 

"I have visited quite a number of Lodges in the jurisdiction; peace, 
harmony and general prosperity appears to dwell on every side. I am 
pleased to note that most of the Lodge rooms are well equipped with regalia 
and paraphernalia." 

Five new Lodges were formed. One of these new Lodges' 
" Centennial," No. 20, at Nanaimo, and being the second Lodge 
in that place, reported a membership of 104 in a little more 
than six months after organization. 

The first veteran jewel applied for in this jurisdiction was 
supplied to Brother George Norris, of Nanaimo. 

The name of their Auxiliary Endowment Benefit Association 
was changed to the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of British 
Columbia. It is under the direct management of the Grand 
Lodge. 

CALIFORNIA. 

Forty-first annual session, San Francisco, May 9, 1893. 

The Grand Master reports eight new Lodges, and eleven 
new Rebekah Lodges. Prosperity prevails, and they have had a 
gratifying increase in membership. 

A Board of Trustees was elected to devise ways and means 
to establish an Odd Fellows' Home. We copy part of the report 
of the Special Committee on this matter : — 

" That we have made a diligent investigation of nearly all the I.O.O.F. 
Homes now in the United States, and find that in nearly every case the 
undertaking has met with such success that it has become the pride of the 
Order in the locality or State where the same has been located. 

" We find that in every case the Homes were created by donations, not 
only from members of our Order, but from humanitarians not Odd Fellows. 



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Almost in every instance has the land for this purpose been donated, and in 
one case, that of Kansas, a man, not a member of the Order, donated 3,100 
acres of land, with numerous buildings, including a house of sixty rooms, 
together with six hundred head of cattle, and $125,000 in cash, to establish 
an orphan's home. A liberal offer was made in our own State a few years 
ago for this purpose. We have no doubt, therefore, that when our Grand 
Lodge shall order the establishmeut of such a home in this jurisdiction, 
there will be for this purpose numerous and equally noble offers of donations. 
Already there are offers of donations before this committee, as well as 
petitions of several Lodges. 

" We find from reports of the several Homes that the average assessment 
for the maintenance of such institutions does not exceed one cent per week 
per capita for each member of the Order within the jurisdiction. This is 
generally payable quarterly with other dues. The fund is generally known 
as the ' Odd Fellows' Home Fund.' Your Committee would advise an 
Orphans' Home in connection with the Home for Aged and Indigent Odd 
Fellows, as we find that such have been maintained with success by nearly 
all the established Homes. 

" Since nearly every Lodge in this jurisdiction has a Widow and 
Orphan's Fund which is seldom used, this could advantageously be converted 
into the Home Fund, either by loan or donation, in perfect harmony with 
the decision of the Sovereign Grand Lodge. (See page 12,664, Session of 1891.) 

"The Home could be sustained partly by Subordinate Lodges or 
Encampments, or individual members thereof, or acceptable parties not Odd 
Fellows, purchasing life memberships, on paying from one to five thousand 
dollars, as the Grand Lodge may hereafter determine.'' 

COLORADO. 

Twenty-fifty annual session, Aspen, Oct. 18, 1892. 

They have had a large increase in membership. Five new 
Lodges are reported, with two more applications on hand. 
More interest is taken in the Rebekah Branch than ever before, 
ten Lodges having been instituted during the year. 

The Entertainment Committee made a full report of their 
exertions on the occasion of the Triennial gathering of Masonic 
Knights Templars in Denver, in August, 1892. They joined 
with the citizens in hospitable attentions to the visitors, and 
received numerous testimonials of their courtesy and fraternal 
co-operation. 

There is a prospect that the Odd Fellows and Freemasons 
of Colorado will join together in establishing a Home for indi- 
gent Brethren. 

A new constitution for Subordinate Lodges was adopted. 

CONNECTICUT. 

Annual session, Meriden, May 18, 1892. 

On the condition of the Order, the Grand Master says : — 

"Oddfellowship was never as flourishing in Connecticut as it is to-day. 
Substantial gains have been made during the year both in numbers and 
financial condition. The net gain in membership for the year ending 



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December 31st, 1891, as you will see by the detailed statement of the Grand 
Secretary, is more than one thousand, while during the same period the 
Rebekah gain is over four hundred. It has been a year of unusual sickness, 
but I rejoice that the Lodges have all been equal to the strain, and that all 
legal benefits have been promptly paid. It has been a year of peace and 
harmony as is evidenced by the fact that there are no appeals for the 
consideration of the Grand Lodge." 

They have several Lodges, and Rebekah Lodges working in 
German, and one Lodge working in Danish. 

On the selection of District Deputies, Grand Master George 
H. Co well has the following remarks, which are worthy of 
serious attention : — 

" After careful investigation and mature deliberation on the subject I am 
of the opinion that the efficiency and potent influence of the District Deputies 
would be materially increased could they be selected from outside the 
Districts in which they officiate. The change would involve a little extra 
expense in travel, but in my judgment the greater benefit would amply 
compensate for that. The Deputy under this plan would be removed from 
all suspicion of local influence or prejudice. A live Odd Fellow, and no 
other should ever be appointed a Deputy, is constant and regular in 
attendance at his own Lodge, and as such is likely to take part in the discus- 
sion of topics in such Lodge with no thought that at a later day they may 
come before him for judicial consideration. Under these circumstances 
he is often hampered and handicapped by his action in his Subordinate 
Lodge. 

" On the acknowledged principle that " a prophet is not without honor 
save in his own country," a Deputy from outside the District would be 
received with greater deference and his opinion and advice would have much 
greater weight. 

"We may not be ready at this session to make so radical a change in 
our system of appointments, but the matter is worthy of thoughtful discus- 
sion and consideration. 

" I would further say that the practice still indulged in by a few Lodges 
of nominating Deputies ought to be discouraged. The District Deputy is 
peculiarly the personal representative of the Grand Master, and he should 
be free and untrammelled in his selection. 

" The recent action of the Executive Council in striking out from the 
report blanks sent to Subordinate Lodges the line heretofore printed for 
nominations to this office met my hearty approval." 

Out of seventy-four Lodges, fifty-seven voted in favor of 
establishing an Odd Fellows' Home, and taxing themselves fifty 
cents per member each term, towards a fund for that purpose. 

Brother John H. Barlow has an excellent report on Corres- 
pondence Ontario receives a good notice. The author is an 
old friend of ours, for whom we entertain the warmest regards, 
and we are glad to fraternize with him again. 

DELAWARE. 

Fifty-ninth annual session, Wilmington, Nov. 16, 1892. 
The Grand Master visited all the thirty-five Lodges in the 
State. Every Lodge except three has increased its membership. 



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One Lodge added one hundred to its roster. A new Lodge was 
opened at Stanton. The net gain was one hundred and forty. 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 

Annual session, Washington, July 20, 1892. 

On the subject of visitation, the Grand Master says : — 

" Never in the history of the Order in this jurisdiction has there been 
more fraternal interest shown among the various Lodges than during the past 
term. On January 4, Metropolis Lodge, No. 16, a Lodge noted for its 
progressiveness, started on a round of visitations to her sister Lodges. It 
was my good pleasure to be present at this series of visitations, and I can 
testify to the cordial manner in which Metropolis was received, and the good 
that was thus accomplished in the interests of fraternity. 

" In addition to the above social visits, I have, in company with the 
other officers of the Grand Lodge, paid the usuSl Semi-annual Visitation to 
the several Subordinate and Rebekah Degree Lodges. In view of the very excel - 
lant manner in which the officers of the various Lodges are, to my personal 
knowledge, posted in the written and unwritten work of the Order (due to the 
thoroughness with which the various Grand Instructors have performed the 
duties assigned to them), I have, during this series of visitations, departed 
from the usual mode of procedure by oral examination, turning the visits 
into purely social, fraternal ones. That the departure has been profitable, is 
shown by the increased attendance at the meetings, and also, in their very 
interesting character. Many of these meetings have, by permission, been 
open ones, and have been the occasions of social visits from sister Lodges and 
outside friends of the Order ; and it is gratifying to report that the fraterna 
tie between the Subordinate and Rebekah Degree Lodges has thus been 
bound closer together. The most interesting of these meetings were those 
where these two branches of our noble Order intermingled, demonstrating 
the correctness of the proverb, that, even in a Lodge of Odd Fellows, " it is 
not well that man should dwell alone." Canton Potomac, Patriarchs Mili- 
tant, under command of Captain J. A. Shackelford, has, upon these fraternal 
visitations, done faithful escort duty to the Grand Officers, the beautiful uni- 
form, military tactics and kind words of the chevaliers adding much to the 
interest of the meetings." 

They have 15 Lodges and 1,852 members. 

GEORGIA, 

Fiftieth annual session, Brunswick, Aug. 15, 1892. 

On the growth of the Order, the Grand Master says : — 

" Soon after I assumed the duties of Grand Master I was confronted with 
the fact that there was a stringency in financial affairs all over the State, that 
-would seriously interfere with the growth of the Order, and which threatened 
a decrease in the membership by suspensions. For several months the effort 
to stimulate the brotherhood to activity was very laborious ; but, finally, 
with a fidelity rarely seen and never surpassed, the rank and file of the Order 
throughout the State rallied to the demands of the hour, and fully demon- 
strated the fact that the spirit of Oddfellowship in Georgia was active and 
aggressive. The record shows that there have been resuscitated and insti- 
tuted twelve Lodges and two Rebekah Degree Lodges, making a total of four- 
teen, and a net increase of about eight hundred members. 



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" A strong sentiment in favor of the Order has been manifested in Green- 
ville, Fort Gaines, Tallapoosa, Blue Ridge and Cedar Town, and, with a 
little effort, a good Lodge can be organized in each of these places this Fall." 

Their Orphans' Home is to be located at Atlanta, that city 
having made the best offer, namely : Twenty-five acres of land 
and $10,000 in cash. The building will cost about $20,000, and 
the Committee have in sight $16,000. 

The Grand Master appointed a State Organizer at a salary 
of $75 per month, and his work was so successful that the office 
was continued by the adoption of the following report : — 

" We congratulate the Order on the exceptionally good work done dur- 
ing the last year by Grand Master Daniel and Brother Shea, in reorganizing 
defunct Lodges and instituting new ones. We congratulate the Order on the 
renewed spirit of Oddfellowship infused into it by these worthy brothers. 
We recommend that the office of State Organizer be continued, and that the 
sum of six hundred dollars ($600.00) be appropriated for this purpose, said 
sum to be paid out in such amounts and at such times as the Grand Master 
shall direct. 

" W T e recommend that, to carry into effect a part of the Report of the 
Orphans' Home Committee, the State Organizer be made the agent of the 
Committee on Orphans' Home, and that he be instructed to visit all Lodges 
in the State, as far as practicable, and solicit from Lodges and individual 
brothers subscriptions to this most laudable of our charities. 

We further recommend that the State Organizer make a specialty of 
visiting the weaker Lodges throughout the State, and endeavor to infuse new 
life into them and build them up, rather than to the establishment of new 
Lodges." 

IDAHO. 

Tenth annual session, Pocatello, Oct 11, 1892. 
The Order has made greater advancement than could be 
reasonably have been expected, considering the scarcity of 
money and the general depression in business throughout the 
State. Two new Lodges are reported, and four new Rebekah 
Lodges. The Grand Master visited twenty-seven out of the 
thirty-eight Lodges. 

Their Odd Fellows' Home is in course of erection at Idaho 
Falls. The building is two stories and a basement, fifty feet by 
forty-six feet, and the contract price is $8,298. 

The following resolution was adopted : — 

" Resolved, — That all Lodges shall obtain from each of its members the 
names and addresses of two of his nearest relatives and that the Secretary re- 
cord same in a book provided for that purpose." 

The time of meeting was changed from the first to the third 
Tuesday in October. 

The Grand Representatives were instructed to vote for the 
eighteen-year-old amendment. 



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ILLINOIS. 

Annual session, Springfield, Nov. 15, 1892. 

The Grand Master congtatulates the Brotherhood upon the 
rapid and substantial growth of the Order during the year. 
Their net increase in membership is 3,867, the largest gain for 
one year in the history of the Order in the State. There were 
instituted during the year, thirty-eight Subordinate and twenty- 
six Rebekah Lodges. 

The per capita tax is eighty cents per member. 

INDIANA. 

Fifty-sixth annual session, Indianapolis, Nov, 16, 1892. 

From every part of the State comes the gratifying intelli- 
gence of great activity in the Lodges, and good fellowship 
among the members. The reports show five new Lodges, seven 
new Rebekah Lodges, and a net gain in membership of 2,206. 

IOWA. 

Forty-fifth annual session, Council Bluffs, Oct. 19, 1892. 
Prosperity continues. They have a gain of twenty-seven 
Lodges and 2,959 members. 

The following resolution was adopted : — 

"Resolved, That in the future this Grand Lodge hold a three-days' ses- 
sion ; and a special committee of three be appointed by the in-coming Grand 
Master to prepare a mode of procedure for each day of the session, the report 
to be presented on the morning of the next session for adoption for the use of 
that and future sessions." 

KANSAS. 

Thirty-fifth annual session, Fort Scott, Oct. 11, 1892. 
In the opening paragraphs of the report of the Grand Master, 
we find the following : — 

" The duties of the office of Grand Master are in many respects exceed- 
ingly trying on his temper, but in most respects they tend to make the reflec- 
tions of the past most pleasing. In this connection, however, there is one 
fact common to all who have filled the office for one year, and that is, they 
never ' hanker after ' the same position again. 

" So far as my observation has extended, brotherly love and good-fellow- 
ship have prevailed throughout the jurisdiction, except among the members 
of three or four Lodges, and they, so far as I know, are now wheeled into line 
and are doing good work. 

" The number of new Lodges and the increase in membership, the result 
of earnest endeavors on the part of nearly every Lodge in the State, have 
characterized this present Grand Lodge year as one of the most prosperous 
in the history of the Order. It is impossible, at this date, to make a com- 
plete showing of the number of members in good standing, owing to the delay 
on the part of the District Deputy Grand Masters in sending in their reports 



5582 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



Such a delay is inexplicable, because the Grand Master each year sends to 
the Lodges proper blanks, and requests the officer to immediately forward to 
the Grand Master the required report. This report does not require but a 
few minutes of the time of the District Deputy Grand Master, and there is no 
reasonable excuse for so much delay. 

"There have been 18 Subordinate and 41 Rebekah Lodges instituted up 
to this date, and one Rebekah Lodge resuscitated." 

Our Brethren in Kansas are most fortunate in having 
received from Mr. E. V. Boissiere, who is not a member of the 
Order, a magnificent donation amounting in value to $100,000, 
for the purpose of establishing an Orphans' Home. The gift is 
thus described by the Grand Master : — 

" The most pleasing duty of my life is involved in the presentation of the 
following facts in connection with the welfare of our Order, Through the 
wise efforts and untiring zeal of our beloved brother, L C. Stine, Grand 
Treasurer, the Order has come in possession of a magnificent estate (as more 
fully described below), the gift of Mr. E. V. Boissiere, of his entire real and 
personal property, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining forever a 
home for the orphans of deceased Odd Fellows of Kansas. 

" This munificent bequest is the largest ever given to any institution in 
this State, and is the most valuable endowment ever received by the Order in 
this or any other country, and it places the Order in Kansas in the front rank 
of all the States in the Union, by giving them a foundation for an orphans' 
home which is double in value to any other institution of this kind in the 
country. 

" The following is a brief summary of the property given to this institu- 
tion, which has been named by the donor, ' The Boissiere Odd Fellows' 
Orphans' Home and Industrial School of Kansas,' and deeded to L. C. 
Stine, Geo. A. Huron, M. B. Ward, Geo. W. [ones, and C. L. Robbins, as 
trustees, namely : 3,156 acres of land, upon which there are nine stone build- 
ings, one of them being a residence containing 60 rooms, that can be prepared 
for occupancy by the addition of heating apparatus, furnishings, and some 
general repairs. There is an apple orchard containing 20 acres of the 
choicst varieties of apples; there are 3 acres of highly-cultivated grapes ; a 
grove of mulberries containing 75 acres, and several acres of walnut trees. 
There are 400 acres in corn and other spring crops, 100 acres in tame grass, 
over 300 head of grade short-horned Durham cattle, 250 head of hogs, and 
about 40 head of horses. There are 15 miles of stone-wall fence, which cost 
$12,500, and 25 miles of post-and-wire fence. There are several large reser- 
voirs which contain water the year round, when kept in proper repair. There 
are blacksmith and carpenter shops equipped with tools, farm machinery of 
all kinds, including buggies, wagons, carts, etc. There is a library contain- 
ing over 2 000 volumes. 

" The value of the entire property, at a conservative estimate, is $100,000. 

" Mr. Boissiere, in making his deed of this property, made the following 
stipulations, which he insists shall be carried out to the letter : 

" 'First. This property is to be used to furnish a home for the orphans 
of deceased Odd Fellows of Kansas, and to educate them in such a way as to 
make them useful and honoured citizens. He insists that this education 
shall be comprehensive and practical, covering all the lower branches, and a 
practical knowledge of chemistry, geometry, surveying, veterinary surgery, 
etc. In short, the orphans shall be educated in such a way as to prepare 
them for domestic, agricultural and other useful spheres of life. 



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"'Second. The deed states in explicit terms that the Odd Fellows of 
Kansas must clothe and board the orphans in this Home ; that the income 
from the farm shall be used to beautify the grounds, build other buildings if 
necessary, keep up the general repairs and appearance of the Home, and pay 
the teachers and all the expense of education. 

" 'Third. The deed provides that separate accounts be kept between 
the Home and the farm, so that the farm products used shall be paid for by 
the Home, and the services done on the farm by way of labour on the part of 
the orphans, paid for by the farm at reasonable rates. ' " 

KENTUCKY. 

Annual session, Covington, Oct. n, 1892. 
Grand Master Simpson delivered an excellent address, from 
which we make a few extracts : — 

" Man is endowed with a social as well as a moral nature. His sense of 
duty springs from a knowledge of the relation he sustains to God and to his 
fellow-man, and if his moral obligation be commensurate with this khowledge, 
his social capacity must be of great importance. The most exalted attributes 
of his being are purely social. It is the development and exercise of these 
that assimilates him to his Maker, and invests him with sovereignty on earth. 
To the study and improvement of these attributes, philosophy has lent its 
loftiest energies, and to refine and exalt them, the holy influences of religion 
are directed. In the cultivation of his social being, is developed the highest 
principle of his moral constitution— benevolence— and without that principle 
which leads us to seek the improvement and happiness of others, friendship 
is hypocrisy and virtue but a name. The institution of Odd Fellowship en- 
larges the benevolence, improves the social condition, and invites men and 
sympathy and traternal love. To the cultivation of these virtues, to the 
counseling one with the other as to the plans that will best subserve the 
interests and well-being of our brethren, to so legislate that the grand mission 
of Oddfellowship will be encouraged and strengthened and prospered in 
this jurisdiction are the objects of our meeting, and to you now assembled, 
my greeting is that the Lord has bountifully blessed the noble cause in which 
all our hearts are engaged, and to Him from whom cometh every good and 
perfect gift, our praises and thanks are due." . . 

" I am happy to inform the Grand Lodge that the condition of the Order 
is splendid. I know of no jars or factions, save in one or two Lodges ; the zeal 
and interest are good, while I have been disappointed as to the increase. Yet, 
we have e^ery rea on to feel thankful for the health and prosperity of the 
Order, and that a kind Providence has spared us from any dire misfortunes 
from disease." . . . 

" I have made some forty-five or fifty official visits, and have always, from 
every Lodge, received an Odd Fellows' welcome. I found the Lodges through- 
out the country better posted in the work than I had expected. Quite a 
number have degree staffs, and the work is beautifully placed on the floor. I 
had hoped to spend most of the months of August and September visiting 
Lodges, but on account of a severe illness of a month, from which I have just 
recovered, I could not make the visits." 

"There is a growing desire all over this jurisdiction; in almost every 
Subordinate Lodge, for the establishing of an Odd Fellows' Orphans' Home. 
My brethren, the necessity of it can not, for one moment be doubted. We 
have a number of widows and little orphans over the state who need care and 
education that they can not receive from the various Lodges without bank- 
rupting them. I believe the entire Brotherhood are interested in the matter, 



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and I am satisfied that very substantial aid will be given outside of this Order. 
At the last session of this Grand Body, a committee was appointed ; that com- 
mittee has addressed a letter to each Subordinate Lodge, making the sugges- 
tions they thought necessary. I do most earnestly recommend that this Grand 
Lodge take such action in the matter that ere another year the widows and 
little orphans of our Brotherhood will have a place they can indeed call 
' home, sweet home.' " 

The death is recorded of their esteemed Grand Secretary, 
William White, at the age of seventy-six. He had been Grand 
Secretary for thirty-nine years. 

Six new Lodges were instituted, and the net gain in mem- 
bership was 477. 

The following resolutions were adopted : — 

" Resolved, Your Committee on Widows and Orphans' Home are of the 
opinion that there seems to be a pronounced sentiment among the members 
of the Order in this jurisdiction in favor of the establishing of a Home for 
Widows and Orphans, or for Orphans and Indigent and Aged Members ; and 
recommend that a committee of five be appointed, to which shall be added 
the Grand Master, and should it meet his approval to add three Sisters of 
Rebekah Lodges, to report at the next session of this Grand Lodge : 

1. The amount that each Subordinate Lodge is willing to subscribe, and 
the mode and manner of payment. 

2. The results of propositions for a site and location of such a Home." 

" Resolved, That Subordinate Lodges in this jurisdiction are hereby 
authorized and permitted to immediately re-take a ballot for a candidate for 
membership where black balls appear, in order to verify the fact that black 
balls may have not been cast by error." 

LOUISIANA. 

Fifty-ninth annual session, New Orleans, Mar. 1, 1892. 

Their increase in membership during the year was 214, and 
the Grand Master thinks that they have advanced wonderfully. 
Their per capita tax is $1.25. They have 26 Lodges, and 1,123 
members. 

LOWER PROVINCES. 

Thirty-seventh annual session, Summerside, P.E.I., Aug. 
10, 1892. 

On the state of the Order, the Grand Master says : — 

" The returns of the past year, which will be laid before you by the 
Grand Secretary, show the state of the Order to be superior in every par- 
ticular to what it was twelve months ago. In Lodges, in membership, in dis- 
bursements for charitable purposes, for sick benefits and the relief of widows 
and orphans, the figures of our Grand Secretary show a marked advance on 
all former years ; while the totals held as trust funds for the support of widows 
and orphans, and the relief of suffering Brothers, show also a steady increase, 
and testify to the zeal and good management which have prevailed generally 
in our Lodges. 



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"As full details of our progress will be found in the Report of our Grand 
Secretary, it is not necessary for me to dwell minutely on the work of the 
year ; but I cannot refrain from noting, briefly, a few of the more prominent 
points Beginning with 

NEW LODGES. 

it will be found that Jive (5) have been added to the roll during the past year 
in promising localities and with exceptionally good charter members. The 
names of the new Lodges, and for which you are asked to grant charters, are ; 

Orion No. 58, Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co., N. S. 
Rising Sun No. 59, Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co., N. S. 
La Have No. 60, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., N. S. 
Mayflower No. 61, Barrington, Shelburne Co., N. S. 
Vesta No. 62, North Sydney, Cape Breton. 
Also a Rebekah Lodge, Mizpah No. 5, Halifax, N. S." 

The Odd Fellows' Relief Association received a renewal of 
the permit granted last year, to transact business in this juris- 
diction. 

The per capita tax is thirty-four cents. They have fifty-one 
Lodges, and 3,793 members. Increase, 923. 

MAINE. 

Forty-ninth anual session, Augusta, Oct. 18, 1892. 

A constant improvement is being made throughout the juris- 
diction, in the manner of conferring the degrees. Three Subor- 
dinate and five Rebekah Lodges were instituted during the 
term. We quote one of the recommendations of the Grand 
Master, and his reasons therefor, as worthy of our serious 
attention : — 

" I recommend that a series of questions (like the following, or somewhat 
like them) be adopted and made a part of the report of the Investigating 
Committee : — 

1. Applicant's age ? 

2. Applicant's residence ? 

3. Married or single. If married does he live with his wife, if not why 
not ? ' 

4. Occupation ? 

5. Is he physically qualified for admission ? 

6. Is he addicted to intemperate use of liquor? 

7. Does he gamble ? 

8. Is he habitually profane ? 

9. Has he a good character among his neighbors ? 

10. Does he possess sufficient education and intelligence to comprehend, 
and value the principles of Oddfellowship ? 
^ 11. Has he previously applied for membership in this or any lodge, if so, 
what lodge, and when ? 

12. Is he a member of any beneficial fraternities or societies, if so what, 
and what benefits per week ? 

" Oddfellowship has been, is now, and I confidently hope and believe will 
be a very attractive Order to right-thinking men ; but at the same time, it is 
attractive to a class of men, of whom many are found in this, as in all States, 



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who are undeserving and unworthy of ever entering its portals. There are 
too many cheap men already in the Order, and the same may be said with 
equal truthfulness of Masonry, Knights of Pythias and other Orders. There 
are too many, not yet affiliated with any Order, who believe, that in becoming 
Odd Fellows, they acquire standing and a badge of respectability, which is 
true. If all Investigating Committees did their duty, and actually investigated > 
the lodge might be comparatively safe from such invasions, but in too many 
instances these committees do not investigate, they do not even know, or at- 
tempt to know anything whatever of an applicant's character, standing, or his 
relations to other benefit paying organizations. The merest ' hearsay ' too 
often forms the only basis for a favorable report, and only the widest reputa- 
tion for worthlessness seems to bring forward an unfavorable report. 

" These questions, perhaps others might wisely be supplemented, or these 
advantageously changed, if printed into the report of the Investigating Com- 
mittee for such committee to sign, as part and parcel of their report, would 
compel them to furnish some facts important to every member who desires to 
keep his lodge clean and clear of unworthy and improper persons, and would 
necessitate careful enquiry by such committee into facts, where now a report 
has nothing better than fancy, guess work or hearsay for a foundation. 

" So long as benefit paying societies exist and multiply, and no laws exist 
excluding members of one from joining other societies of like nature, just so 
long each lodge of each Order is in danger of being victimized by some un- 
worthy fellow, who joins all for the sake of the benefits. It seems to me that 
it is high time that investigation in this direction be made compulsory, so 
that our Lodges may know in advance the size of the risk they are taking." 

In the report of the Grand Representatives we find the fol- 
lowing graceful compliment to our Canadian Grand Sire : — 

" For the first time in the history of American Oddfellowship, a brother, 
not a citizen of the United States, is elevated to the highest position in the 
gift of the Order. The eminent qualifications, sterling character, and great 
love for our noble Order, pointed out Bro. Campbell as a suitable person for 
this marked distinction, and the interests of our jurisdiction will not suffer at 
his hands." 

MANITOBA. 

Tenth annual session, Morden, Feb. 15, 1893. 

The condition of the Order is one of continued growth. 
Most of the Lodges have increased their membership. Three 
new Lodges were formed. They have 26 Lodges and 1,850 
members, a net gain cf 190. 

The worthy Grand Secretary, Brother R. H. Shanks, gives 
the following account of the visit of the Grand Sire : — 

" It was with extreme pleasure we all heard, in September last, of the 
election of Bro. Dr. CI. T. Campbell, of London, Ontario, to the highest 
office in the gift of the Order — the office of Grand Sire— and I at once wired 
him congratulations on behalf of Manitoba and invited him to pay us a visit 
on his return from Portland. 

" He replied thanking me for the courtesy and asked me to arrange meet- 
ings at Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie. This was done and on Thursday, 
September 29th, he visited Minnehaha Lodge, No. 7, and witnessed an 
exemplification of the Third Degree. On Friday, September 30th, a recep- 
tion was tendered him by Portage Lodge, No. 3, at Portage la Prairie, and 



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on Saturday evening, October ist, a public reception was tendered him in 
Oddfellows' Hall, Winnipeg, by Winnipeg Oddfellowship, but under the 
auspices of the two Grand bodies. At all these meetings, large numbers 
were present to testify their respect for our beloved Grand Sire, who by his 
quiet, unassuming manner and by his truly eloquent words of commendation 
and counsel, endeared himself to all. 

"Our Grand Sire was accompanied in his visit by Bro. W. G. Dye, of 
Winona, Minn., Grand Marshal of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, who by his 
hearty manner and humorous speeches, made himself at home with his 
Canadian brethren. 

" We also had the pleasure of welcoming Grand Representatives Moore, 
Cole and Macdonald of Ontario, and Ives of Minnesota — as well as Past 
Grand Rep. Welsh of Ontario." 

The Odd Fellows' Relief Association, the Odd Fellows' 
Funeral Aid Association, of Manitoba, and the General Relief 
Board, of Winnipeg, were all recommended by the Grand 
Lodge. 

MASSACHUSETTS. 

Annual session, Boston, Aug. n, 1892. 

There has been a steady, healthy growth, not only in 
members but in every element that tends to make a society 
strong and worthy of membership. There are 216 Lodges, and 
44,809 members, a net gain of 2,581 during the year. On the 
important subject of dues and benefits, the Grand Master made 
some excellent observations, which are worthy of attention by 
all:— 

" No subject more clearly affects the prosperity of our Order than the 
relation of dues and benefits. The payment of benefits is a cardinal principle 
of our Order I do not hesitate to say that no important feature of oue 
institution is managed in such suicidal method as this. There is no system 
or the semblance of a system, about it. It constitutes the worst confusion of 
ideas that were ever engrafted into law. No consideration is given the wants, 
the needs, or the future necessities of the Order. No uniformity exists 
among the Lodges. While a few jurisdictions have given the subject con- 
siderable attention, and have drawn many valuable facts from their own 
experience, Massachusetts has gone on with a blind reliance upon chance and 
good fortune. This may well cause no great embarrassment while the 
Lodges are in their youth and while the average age of their membership is 
young; but the time is coming, and that speedily, when we must rely upon 
close calculation and upon good financiering even to live. The tendency is 
all the time to increase the expense of maintaining the Lodge, and as the 
members grow older the liability of sickness and death increases rapidly. 
The most conclusive argument that can be made on this subject would be an 
examination of the financial returns submitted by the various Lodges each 
year of the Grand Lodge. A very large proportion of the Lodges over 
twenty-five years of age are spending for expenses and benefits more than their 
entire income ; and the number of such Lodges is increasing from year to year 
— the present reports showing sixty-four Lodges in this condition, while four of 
them are actually paying more for benefits alone than the total receipts of the 
Lodge from all sources. Is it not time for us to consider this subject in a 
reasonable light ? These Lodges are capable of living only because in their 

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younger days they were able to lay aside a fund for future use ; and yet we 
see Lodges, because they have accumulated a moderate fund, cutting down 
their receipts (but not expenses), to a point that must inevitably lead to ruin." 

Their Odd Fellows' Home, with its outfit, has been completed 
at a cost of about $50,000, and they have no indebtedness. 



MICHIGAN. 

Annual session, Detroit, Oct. 18, 1892. 

The Grand Master thinks that our Order is governed by too 
much law, and that the great principles of our Order should 
control us in all our doings and sayings. The increase in 
membership was larger than was ever before reported in any 
given year. They have 403 Lodges, and 23,399 members, being 
a net gain of 2,101. 

MINNESOTA. 

Fortieth annual session, Duluth, June 7, 1892. 

The Grand Officers have been very conservative in granting 
charters for new Lodges, yet 17 applications were approved- 
Lodges, 187; members, 11,633; increase, 1,574. The Grand 
Secretary also says : — 

" This increase has not been simply from a numerical standpoint. The 
stability of the Order has been fostered and promoted by the erection of 
buildings, leasing and furnishing of larger and more commodious halls, the 
purchase of new outfits of paraphernalia, adornment of the walls of lodge 
rooms, and last, but highly important, the cultivation of more intimate social 
relations, not only between lodges, but among brothers as well. In the 
practice of the latter, young members, and old ones, too, have found that 
there is a field in Oddfellowship which may be cultivated with benefit to 
the Order, but more especially with profit to themselves. Fraternity has 
been exemplified in a manner so conspicuous as to give enlightenment to 
members who for years have served at the altar without giving thanks. 

" But this is not all. The grandest work performed is in the ministering 
to those of our brothers upon whom misfortune came with its always de- 
pressing weight ; the assuaging the anguish of burdened hearts, and in 
cheering the down-hearted. Could the recording angel's books be opened, 
what a galaxy of good deeds might be unfolded to our gaze. ' What's done 
we partly may compute, but know not what's prevented.' " 

The following resolutions were adopted : — 

" Resolved, That the incoming Grand Master be and is hereby author- 
ized to convene the District Deputy Grand Masters whom he may appoint 
at such places and times as in his judgment will best serve their convenience, 
for the purpose of giving instructions in the laws, usages and unwritten work 
of the Order ; and 

" Resolved, That the Grand Treasurer is hereby directed to pay 
deputies, who shall attend the session to which they may be called by the 
Grand Master, mileage at the rate of three cents a mile for each mile neces- 



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sarily travelled in going to or returning therefrom ; it being understood that 
no deputy shall receive mileage for more than one such meeting, and that 
the one nearest his residence." 

" Resolved, That this Grand Lodge recommend that each subordinate 
lodge in this jurisdiction give at least one entertainment, before the next 
session of the Grand Lodge, for the benefit of the Minnesota Odd Fellows' 
Home and Orphan Asylum." 

" Resolved, That the Grand Master be directed to appoint a committee 
of three members of this Grand Lodge, who shall act as an advisory council 
to the Historian, and with whom he can consult on all questions in the 
performance of his duties. 

" Resolved, That it is hereby made the duty of the Secretary of each 
subordinate lodge in this jurisdiction to furnish said Historian with state- 
ments and facts for the preparation of this history, such as he may desire or 
need, regarding such lodge. 

" Resolved, That the Historian is hereby authorized to incur any 
requisite expense in the discharge of his duties, and that the Grand Secretary 
shall reimburse him for such expenditures by drawing warrants on the Grand 
Treasurer for the same," 



The per capita tax is fifty cents. 

MISSISSIPPI. 

Fifty-fourth annual session, Holly Springs, May 3, 1892. 
The year's record is thus specified : — 

" Looking over the field of our labors for the year ending December 31st 
1891, we can truly say that it has been an eventful one for Oddfellowship 
in Mississippi. The increase in membership for that period has been 
phenomenal, 259 above all losses. We thought the previous year's gain of 
120 was doing well. The initiations during that time were 278, and the total 
members December 31st, 1891, 1,253, against 994 for the previous year. 
The number of Lodges was 35, against 28 at the end of 1890. This is a net 
increase of 7 Lodges, besides the institution of three Rebekah Lodges, while 
we had none before." 

A complete set of new constitutions was adopted for the 
Grand Lodge, Subordinate Lodges, and Rebekah Lodges. 

MONTANA. 

Eighteenth annual session, Butte, Oct. 18, 1892. 

The Lodges have increased in numbers and in membership, 
and the outlook for the future is bright and promising. Lodges, 
42 ; members, 2,355 > increase 330. 

NEVADA. 

Twenty-sixth annual session, Virginia City, June 21, 1892. 
The reports show, one new Lodge, and two new Rebekah 
Lodges. Lodges, 24 ; members, 1,570 ; increase, 48. 



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The following appeal appears to have been the principal one 
before the Grand Lodge : — 

" The appeal is in reference to the Order of Business laid down in the 
Ritual, in regard to the use of the gavel by the N. G. and V.G. after the 
Lodge had been regularly opened, and Brothers were then admitted to the 
Lodge-room. 

" It appears that the V.G. of Elko Lodge, No. 18, I.O.O.F., entered the 
Lodge-room immediately after the Lodge was declared open by the R.S. of 
the N.G., and seated by the N.G., and took his seat as V.G. The N.G. then 
sounded his gavel and directed the V.G. to answer the same. 

" Under the head of Good of the Order, the legality of the instructions 
of the N.G. to the V.G. were called in question by W. W. Booher, P G.M., 
and the N.G. decided his action as according to law, hence the appeal." 

The Committee on Appeals referred this appeal to the Grand 
Lodge without recommendation. A motion was made to 
re-commit the report to the Committee on Appeals, An 
amendment was carried to refer the appeal to the Grand Lodge, 
as a Committee of the Whole. The Grand Lodge then solemnly 
went into Committee of the Whole, and after a lengthy discussion 
it was finally decided to dismiss the appeal. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

Forty-ninth annual session, Woodsville, Oct. 12, 1892. 
From the report of the Grand Secretary, which appears first 
in the Journal, we make the following extract : — 

" An increase of membership does not necessarily imply financial strength 
and permanency. Along with the additions to numbers must be a 
corresponding increase in the means to be applied for the purposes of the 
organization. Our returns for the year ending June 30 are of the most 
gratifying character. The increase in membership was larger than the 
average for a period of more than thirty years. It exceeded that of the 
previous year, which was regarded as a prosperous one. But with this 
increase in members the increase in the number of weeks of sickness for 
which benefits were paid was correspondingly large, there being an excess 
over the previous year of 2,649 weeks The increase also in the amount of 
benefits paid to the sick was #7,165.59 — a sum nearly equal to the amount 
received for the initiation fees and the degrees conferred on the 407 candidates 
admitted to the Lodges. From these statements we judge that the financial 
condition of the Order in the State is on the whole not materially different 
from what it was {une 30, 1891." 

The Grand Master gives some further information : — 

" The condition of our Order in this jurisdiction has never been better. 
Numerically and financially the Order has shown a very gratifying increase. 
The number of Subordinate Lodges has increased by two, and there have 
been added to our list of Rebekah Lodges, seven. 

" The number of members of Subordinate Lodges has increased 407, 
making a total of 11,597, the largest number enrolled under a society banner 
in this State by about 3,000. The Rebekah Branch of the Order shows a 
still greater increase of 724, making a total of 6,729 in the State. 



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"The prevalence of 'la grippe' during the winter months gave our 
Order a very severe test, but I am pleased to report that nearly every Lodge 
in the State met the severe drains upon its finances without having recourse 
to invested funds. The same epidemic interfered very largely with the 
working forces of the Lodges, making it difficult to give the degree work as 
the Lodges were accustomed to render it, but I believe all the Lodges have 
recovered in the last six months what they lost in those preceding." 

The remarks of the Grand Master on the minimum benefit 
law, display the true spirit of Oddfellowship. While deeming 
the law unjust to his own jurisdiction, Brother Frank M. Davis 
is thoroughly loyal to the majority in the Sovereign Grand 
Lodge : — 

" The Sovereign Grand Lodge has, in its power if not in its wisdom, 
affirmed the minimum benefit law as passed at the session of 1891, with slight 
amendment. Onr Grand Representatives' report will soon show you the 
details of such action. While I believe that the Sovereign Grand Lodge has 
made a mistake, I do not anticipate any serious results to the Order, or to 
Subordinate Lodges, with very few exceptions. My own experience teaches 
me that Oddfellowship is not sought by people who wish an insurance only, 
but that it has commended itself to every thinking person by its steadiness 
of purpose in obeying the mandates expressed in the Grand Seal of our 
Order. That the difference in the ways of the East and the West is 
responsible for the passage of this law, and that while in New England there 
are no Lodges that do not care for their sick, there are in several other 
sections Lodges which cannot do so, and these are the Lodges for whose 
actions we are made to suffer. I believe, however, that attachment to the 
principles of our Order will show itself so deep-rooted that some way will be 
found out of the apparent difficulty by every Lodge, while still obeying the 
letter as well as the spirit of the law. 

" During the year just past I have been asked in regard to the law, and 
have always maintained that the law was so plain that it could not be 
misunderstood by any one who would take the trouble to read it carefully. 
Notwithstanding the plain terms of the law, most Lodges of this jurisdiction 
have been satisfied to let the matter rest until the Sovereign Grand Lodge 
could again pass upon it. This the Sovereign Grand Lodge has done, and 
we as Odd Fellows should be willing to live up to the law, believing that 
whatever a majority think is wise will certainly not be of very great injury, 
and believing that Oddfellowship will yet stand the peer, if not the leader, 
of all fraternal organizations. I would recommend that a circular be issued 
to the Lodges of the State, calling attention to this law as it now exists." 

The sum of $1,000 was donated to the Odd Fellows' 
Home at Concord. 

NEW JERSEY. 

Fifty-ninth annual session, Trenton, November 16, 1892. 

Eight new lodges were instituted daring the year. They 
have 234 lodges and 23,043 members, being a net gain of 680. 

A special committee was appointed to protect Lodges in their 
real estate operations, 

The following resolutions were adopted : 

" Resolved, That the Representatives to the Sovereign Grand Lodge be 
directed to urge upon the Sovereign Grand Lodge the propriety of abolish- 



5592 JOURNAL OF THE {AUGUST 



ing the present form of Visiting Cards, and in place of the same to issue an 
official receipt and a general term password uniform in their entire 
jurisdiction." 

"Resolved, That the resolution of this Grand Lodge, session of 1890, 
directing the Grand Representatives to the Sovereign Grand Lodge to vote 
against the amendment to the Constitution admitting young men at the age 
of 18, be rescinded, and that the Grand Representatives to Sovereign Grand 
Lodge be instructed to vote in favor of said amendment admitting young men 
to our Order at age of 18." 

NEW SOUTH WALES 

Thirteenth annual session, Sydney, February 14, 1892. 

The session lasted five days. 

The Grand Master devoted his attention principally to the 
country districts. He travelled over 4,000 miles in making his 
official visitations. In the opening paragraph of his report he 
says : — 

" New South Wales has been suffering from a commercial depression 
which has seriously affected the working classes, from which the great bulk 
of our members is derived. I am in hopes that the worst has passed, and 
that with an improvement in trade the Order will make more rapid strides. 
Several of our Subordinate Lodges have had serious difficulties to contend 
with in the suspension of so-called banks and the losing of their funds de- 
posited with them, but the members of some of them have struggled manfully, 
and they may now be congratulated on being in a tolerably sound position. 
The finances of the Order, in view of the circumstances above referred to, 
are in a condition that should inspire us with feelings of pleasure, both Grand 
and Subordinate Lodge funds being in an exceedingly healthy condition. 

"Several of our Subordinate Lodges have been heavily taxed through the 
increasing demand on their sick funds, and especially is this felt in depressed 
times, and considerably affects their progress. The death rate has also been 
under previous records, but we must expect in the natural order of things 
that as our Order increases in numbers and age so must we expect sick- 
ness and its incident liabilities." 

Two new Lodges were formed. The Grand Secretary in his 
report has the following information : — 

" For some time past the word ' depression ' has become almost a 
stereotyped expression and has been prominently conspicuous in all refer- 
ences to this colony, but the year just closed has accentuated in a marked 
degree the expression referred to, and the year's record is one dark shadow 
from its advent to the close. Commercial depression, allied with industrial 
disorganization and financial disaster, are events so recent that extended dila- 
tion becomf s unnecessary, but their influences upon the community where 
these elements exist must inevitably cause retrogression. I am pleased, how- 
ever, to say that, although the presence of these influences have been severely 
felt, they have not to an appreciable extent trammelled our progress, and 
4 ever onward ' continues to characterize the operations of the Order. 

" The revenue returns for the past year are represented by the following 
figures : General Funeral Fund, £i,Syi 7s. gd. ; Widow and Orphans' Fund, 
^"265 6s. 3d. ; Incidental Fund, /70b 17s. 7d. ; the sum of £157 19s. 8d. was 
received for goods, the amount of ^78 2s. was received on account of guaran- 
tee premiums, and the receipts from all sources under this head amounted to 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5593 



£1,038 13s. gd. ; total receipts, £3,285 7s. 9d., this amount being £75 9s. id. 
in excess of the previous year's record. 

" The increase in funds is as under : Funeral Fund,- £2,153 1 3 s -> £ 1 >° I - 
5s. 3d. net being transferred from the hall account ; Widow and Orphans' 
Fund, £135 6s. 3d. The Incidental Fund has suffered a decline of £233 
18s. gd. The increase in funds, however, is most satisfactory, and cannot 
fail to secure your approval. 

"The expenditure for the year is as follows: General Funeral Fund, £840; 
Widow and Orphans' Fund, £"130. In addition to this expenditure the sums 
of £20 and £5 respectively should be added, as, although paid out of the in- 
cidental Fund, the disbursements were on account of deaths, and were voted 
as dbnation at the last session. The total amount disbursed under this head- 
ing would therefore be £995. The Incidental expenditure, which includes 
the amount above referred to, amounted to £1,272 12s. 6d., being £74 os. 7d. 
in excess of that of the previous year. 

"The operations of Subordinate Lodges for the past year are more favor- 
able than that of the previous year, but the strain upon the Sick Fund has 
been very great. The fact that £3,831 13s. 3d. has been paid in sick benefits 
during the year will convey some idea of the extent of the benefits conferred. 
In addition to this the sum of £4,418 5s. 5d has been appropriated as sur- 
geons' fees, while the sum of £1,185 IIS - 5^. hasbeen disbursed for dispensing 
medicine. The appropriation under the heading donation reached the sum 
of £160 13s. 3d. If we add the benefits under the previous headings we find 
the result to be as follows : Funeral Fund, £865 ; Widow and Orphans' 
Fund, £130 ; surgeons' fees, £4,418 5s, 5d. ; dispensing fees, £1,185 IIS - 5^. ; 
sick benefits, £3,831 13s. 3d. ; donations, £160 13s. 3d.; total, £10,591 3s. 4d. 
The benefits thus conferred are too apparent to need any embellishment. 

"Numerically our progress has been unequal to past experience, but the 
citcumstances were more favorable than were those of the past year. The 
following is the record under this heading : 655 were initiated during the 
year, while 23 were reinstated and 90 were received by cleariKice, the total 
being 768 ; against this 518 were written off by arrears ; 91 withdrew by 
clearance ; 34 ceesed membership by death ; 13 resigned and 1 was expelled ; 
total loss, 657, leaving a net increase on the year's operations of in. The 
total membership has now reached 5,575 ; of this number 4,848 are financial, 
627 being unfinancial." 

NEW YORK. 

Annual session, Buffalo, August 16, 1892. 

These proceedings come to us in a bulky volume of over 750 
pages and are full of interest commensurate with so large and 
important a jurisdiction. 

A number of distinguished visitors were present during the 
session, among them being L. J. Retting, Grand Master of Ver- 
mont, C. L. Young, Past Grand Master oi Ohio, H. Robertson, 
Grand Representative of Ontario, C. B. Ware, Grand Master of 
Connecticut, CI. T. Campbell, Deputy Grand Sire, P. E. Fitz- 
Patrick, Past Grand Master, and Joseph Oliver, Deputy Grand 
Master of Ontario 

From the very able address of the Grand Master, Bro. Jacob 
Stern, we make the following extracts : — 



" In this jurisdiction this branch of the Order has been growing rapidly. 
The reported increase for the year 1891 was 23 Lodges and 3,802 members ; 



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and for the past six months the increase has been greater, as reference to the 
Grand Secretary's report will clearly show. 

" The earnest and satisfactory work of the Lodges is entitled to hearty 
commendation. Some troubles have arisen, but my appeal for harmony has 
generally proved successful. 

" At present Pennsylvania only stands between the numerical place this 
jurisdiction now occupies and the place it should occupy, and I trust the day 
is not far distant when this great jurisdiction will take its place at the head 
of the column. The adoption of a wise, broad, and liberal policy, the con- 
tinuance of zealous and faithful work for the good of the Order, with unceas- 
ing energy, will accomplish the desired result." 

" I have frequently been called upon to grant permission to Lodges in 
this State to elect candidates living in other jurisdictions, and also per- 
mission for Lodges in adjacent jurisdictions to elect candidates living in this 
State. In all cases I have adhered to the rule, and received the consent of 
the nearest Lodge in this State and of the Grand Master in other jurisdic- 
tions, as the case might be. 

" After considerable correspondence and personal consultation with the 
then Grand Master of Pennsylvania, we concluded to submit to our respect- 
ive grand Lodges the adoption of the rule now in force in the State of Ohio, 
to wit : ' When an adjoining State jurisdiction shall have adopted a law 
granting equal privileges to Subordinate Lodges in this State, then a Subor- 
dinate Lodge of said adjoining jurisdiction may have the right to receive into 
membership persons whose residences are nearer to the Lodge applied to, 
than to the one in Ohio, without regard to the State.' I understand that 
this rule has the sanction of the Grand Lodge, and its adoption by this Body 
would simplify matters. Pennsylvania having at its last Grand Lodge ses- 
sion adopted this rule, I therefore recommend the adoption of the same by 
this jurisdiction." 

One of his decisions was made to settle some doubts as to 
the rights of members to remain in the ante-room. 

" The Outside Guardian is required to invite all brothers in the ante- 
rooms to enter the Lodge-room proper at the time of the opening ; to take up 
the semi annual password of such as may refuse to enter ; to report to the 
Noble Grand the members who refuse to enter, and obtain his permission 
for their remaining — otherwise to clear the ante-room." 

The Sovereign Grand Lodge has since decided that it is the 
duty of the Warden prior to the formal opening of the Lodge to 
collect the password from those remaining in the ante room. 

There are now 638 Lodges and no Rebekah Lodges in the 
State. 

The following resolutions were adopted : — 

" Resolved, — When an adjoining State jurisdiction shall have adopted a 
law granting equal privileges to Subordinate Lodges in this State, then a 
Subordinate Lodge of said adjoining jurisdiction may have the right to re- 
ceive into membership persons whose residences are nearer the Lodge applied 
to than the nearest Lodge in that jurisdiction.' 

" Resolved, — That Subordinate Lodges under the jurisdiction of this 
Grand Lodge be authorized to set apart five per cent of their receipts from 
dues as a contingent fund, to be used for such expenditures as the Lodge 
may deem wise and proper." 



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" Resolved, — That a committee of three be appointed to review, and re- 
port any conflcts of law in, and to distinguish the decisions of the Grand 
Masters and of this Grand Lodge since the issue of the last Digest, and re- 
port the same to this Grand Lodge at its next session, to the end that this 
Grand Lodge may settle and determine its existing laws prior to the publish- 
ing of a new Digest." 

" Resolved, — That we favor the establishment of Homes under the visita- 
tion and supervision of the Grand Lodge, and a proper system of districting 
the State for that purpose, and that a Special Committee of five be appointed 
by the incoming Grand Master to inquire into the whole subject and present 
a plan and rules for carrying out the objects above set forth, for presentation 
at the next session of this Grand Lodge." 

A revision of the New York Digest was ordered, also the pre- 
paration of a uniform code of by-laws for Lodges. 

NORTH DAKOTA. 

Second annual session, Devil's Lake, May 24, 1892. 

The reports show seven new Subordinate and four Rebekah 
Lodges instituted during the year. They have 36 Lodges and 
1,600 members, a gain of 173. 

The following report was adopted. 

" Your Committee to whom was referred the recommendations of the 
Grand Secretary that a Funeral Benefit Association be organized in this 
jurisdiction, recommend that the matter, together with all papers relating 
thereto, be referred to a special committee to report at the next session of 
this Grand Lodge, as the subject requires some consideration, which this 
Committee has not the time to give it, nor the statistics at hand necessary to 
assist us in rendering an intelligent report." 

OHIO. 

Sixty-first annual session, Put-in-Bay, May 16, 1892. 

The Grand Master instituted during the year four Subordin- 
ate Lodges and thirty-two Rebekah Lodges. He refused all re- 
quest to permit foreign Lodges to initiate residents of Ohio. He 
mentions the death of their esteemed Grand Secretary, Wm. 
Chidsey, in his eightieth year. He was a member of the Grand 
Lodge since 1846. The net gain in membership was 2,064. On 
the nurse-hire system, he says : 

" The members who have the opportunity to mingle with the Brotherhood 
in Ohio are led steadily and by degrees to the conclusion that there is some- 
thing wrong about our nurse-hire system. While the hired nurse is in itself 
perhaps best for our sick Brothers, it nevertheless has a tendency to get us 
away from the imperative command ' to visit the sick.' When a nurse is 
hired and sent to the home of sickness, officers of Lodges, Relief Committees, 
and Brothers are liable to think that their whole duty has been done. I 
desire to heartily indorse the recommendation of my worthy predecessor, A. 
C. Cable, found on page 6174 of the Journal, as the proper solution of this 
question, to wit : 



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" That in addition to the hired nurse a detail be made, whose duty it shall 
be to call upon the. sick Brother and his family daily, to ascertain what, if 
any, assistance can be rendered, imparting words of comfort and solace to 
them, thus letting the sick Brother, his family, and friends know and realize 
that they as Odd Fellows have an interest in them, and that we are Brothers, 
not only in name, but in truth and in fact ; and that ' mutual assistance is a 
central link in the chain of Oddfellowship ; ' and that brotherly love is the 
' bond of unity ; ' and that we as Odd Fellows ' tenderly raise up the 
stricken body and pour balm into the wounds of our Brothers in distress,' as 
did the Good Samaritan to the traveller whom He found ' bleeding and 
suffering by the wayside.' ' 

On the same subject the following report of the Judiciary 
Committee was adopted : — 

" Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred the report of the 
Committee on the State of the Order relating to nursing the sick, beg leave to 
report that we approve of the recommendation of the Grand Master, and we 
think Odd Fellows should live up to their profession of visiting the sick. We 
therefore offer the following ammendment to Section 218, to wit : 

" After the last word of said section shall be added, ' and when any Sub- 
ordinate Lodge shall have provided by its By-law for attendance upon the 
sick by the payment of a fixed sum for hiring nurses and watchers, such 
Lodge shall also provide for the daily visitation from its own members, of its 
sick and afflicted Brothers.' " 

On the question of inter-State courtesies, the following report 
was adopted : 

" Your Committee on the State of the Order, to whom was submitted the 
correspondence of Grand Master Witherup, of the Jurisdiction of Pennsyl- 
vania, to Grand Master Bowen, of Ohio, extending to the Jurisdiction of Ohio 
the privilege of admitting to membership in Ohio of an applicant from Penn- 
sylvania, desiring to become an Odd Fellow, and whose place of residence is 
nearer a Lodge in Ohio than in Pennsylvania, and desiring that Ohio should 
extend to Pennsylvania the same courtesy, etc., would report as follows : 

" Resolved, That our Representatives to the Sovereign Grand Lodge, at the 
next session thereof, confer with the Representatives of Pennsylvania, and 
endeavor to procure such, legislation on said subject as shall be uniform in its 
character and general in its reach, so that a Lodge in a Sister State shall not 
bid for the increase of its membership from the citizens of a Sister State, by 
making the prices of admission less than those regulating the admission of 
such candidates in said Sister State, and that the Grand Secretary of Ohio 
notify the Grand Secretary of Pennsylvania of the action of this Grand Lodge 
in the premises." 

It was decided not to entertain any appeal for aid when the 
same is to be used for the payment of real estate or for cancel- 
ling mortgages. 

OREGON. 

Thirty-seventh annual session, Astoria, May 18, 1892. 
On the state of the Order the Grand Master says : 
" Odd Fellowship in this jurisdiction has been favored by an increase of 
membership far beyond any reasonable hope and expectation. While no 



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Subordinate Lodge has been eliminated from the list of 104 at the commence- 
ment of this Grand Lodge year, 11 new Lodges have been organized and are 
now in successful working condition, with a flattering prospect of acquiring 
an increased membership in the near future. 

" Up to December 31, 1891, the reports from the various Lodges show 
an increase of membership within the jurisdiction of 575, making the total 
membership at that date 5,186. The annual report of Subordinate Lodges 
for the last year show that $22,732.03 had been disbursed for relief of mem- 
bers, which is gratifying evidence that the Order is meeting all of its financial 
obligations. Peace and harmony, to a marked degree, pervade the Lodges, 
and they all appear to be working in the true spirit of Fraternity." 

The following resolution was adopted : 

" Resolved, That each Elective Officer of this Grand Lodge may at any 
time call together a sufficient number of duly qualified Past Grands to assist 
him in conferring the Grand Lodge Degree on any Past Grand who shall 
present a certificate from his Lodge showing that he is otherwise qualified, 
and the said Elective Officer shall report to the Grand Secretary all such 
degrees conferred." 

It was decided that a Subordinate Lodge could not appropri- 
ate any of its funds to subsidize a railroad. 

PENNSYLVANIA. 

From Pennsylvania we have as yet only the report of the 
the Grand Secretary, Brother J. B. Nicholson, Past Grand Sire. 
It is dated May 16, 1893, ar, d was presented at the seventieth 
session of the Grand Lodge. Every Brother in the land will re- 
joice to know that Brother Nicholson has almost completely re- 
covered from the very serious attack of illness which prostrated 
him in December last. 

Number of working Lodges, 1,063; increase, 21 ; number 
of members, 106,103 ; increase, 4,855. 

QUEBEC 

Thirteenth annual session, Farnham, August 16, 1892. 
On the state of the Order the Grand Master says : 

"The report of the Grand Secretary shows an increase of two Lodges, 
and the largest increase of membership yet recorded. 

" Much of this encouraging state of affairs is due to my predecessor, 
D. J. Dickson, P.G.M.G.R., who established the Order in the Ancient Capital, 
near the close of his term of office. There are excellent opportunities for the 
establishment of new Lodges in the Ottawa District, there being at the present 
time thirteen members resident in the city of Hull, and four members in 
the town of Buckingham, all of whom have been personally interviewed on 
the subject." 

The following resolution was adopted : 

"That all Past Grand Masters of this Grand Lodge be, and are hereby 
appointed a Special Committee with full power to act in conjunction with the 



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Grand Lodge of Ontario, in any steps that Grand Body may take to celebrate 
the Fiftieth Anniversary of th$ establishment of Oddfellowship in Canada, 
and that a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars be placed at the disposal 
of the Committee for any expense incurred by them in carrying out this 
resolution. Three to form a quorum of this Committee." 

The Grand Representatives were instructed to support the 
eighteen-year-old amendment and the abolition of the system of 
Visiting Cards 

Past Grand Masters are admitted to seats in the Grand 
Lodge with the power of making and debating motions, but 
without the right of voting. 

The per '-capita tax was reduced to sixty cents. 



RHODE ISLAND. 

Fiftieth annual session, Providence, February 7, 1893. 

With a few exceptions the Lodges are in a prosperous con- 
dition. They have 50 Lodges and 6,373 members, a gain of 96' 
The average age of the membership is forty-one. We make the 
following extract from the report of the Committee on Laws of 
Subordinates, which shows that this jurisdiction is taking the 
right course in the matter of the relation of dues to benefits. - 

" In looking through the foregoing report what will be brought most 
forcibly to one's attention will be the tendency of the Lodges to curtail sick 
benefit expenditures and to increase the annual dues, and the payment of the . 
same quarterly in advance. Thus it will be observed, that the laborious and 
carefully prepared work of the Special Committee on ' Dues and Benefits ' 
rendered six or eight years ago, is now being practically applied by many of 
our most active and representative Lodges, a positive assurance that work 
well done rarely goes unrewarded." 



SOUTH CAROLINA. 

Fifty-third annual session, Orangeburg, May 10, 1893. 
On the state of the Order the Grand Master says : 

"Soon after I assumed the duties of Grand Master, I was confronted 
with the fact that there was a stringency in financial affairs all over the State 
that would seriously interfere with the growth of the Order, and which 
threatened a decrease in its membership by suspensions. For several months 
the effort to stimu ate the brotherhood to activity was very laborious, but 
finally, with a fidelity rarely seen and never surpassed, the rank and file of 
the Order throughout the State rallied to the demands of the hour, and fully 
demonstrated the fact that the spirit of Oddfellowship was alive and 
triumphant." 

Two new Subordinate Lodges and one Rebekah Lodge were 
instituted during the year. They have 21 Lodges and 786 
members : increase, 82. 



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SOUTH DAKOTA. 

Seventeenth annual session, Madison, May 17, 1892. 

While the growth in new Lodges has not been as large 
as in some previous years, still the increase in membership has 
been very satisfactory, as it is the result of renewed zeal and 
activity among all the Lodges. Three new Lodges were formed 
during the year and two Rebekah Lodges. They have 75 
Lodges and 3,315 members. Increase, 193 

The following resolutions were adopted : — 

''Resolved, — That this Grand Lodge hereby express its opinion that a 
minimum amount of benefits should be fixed by the Sovereign Grand Lodge, 
below which no Subordinate Lodge shall be permitted to go, provided, that 
such amount pro rata shall not be less per week, for the first six months, than 
one-fourth the amount fixed by each individual Subordinate Lodge for 
annual dues." 

" Resolved, — That this Grand Lodge create the office of Grand Instructor, 
and that his travelling expenses, not to exceed $300 be paid by this Grand 
Lodge. The duty of said Grand Instructor to be to visit the Lodges in the 
jurisdiction, and hold schools of instruction, whenever requested by the 
Lodges, and that each Subordinate Lodge pay for such services to the Grand 
Instructor the sum of $10." 

TENNESSEE. 

Forty-second annual session, Jackson, October 19, 1892. 

Brother William Austin Smith, Grand Master, deserves 
special mention. His record in official visitations is unsur- 
passsed. Although the Grand Lodge pays the Grand Master 
no salary and makes no provision for this purpose, Brother 
Smith during the year visited every organized body of Odd 
Fellows in Tennessee, including all the Subordinate Lodges, 
Rebekah Lodges, Encampments and Cantons. He travelled 
more than 5,800 miles by all sorts of conveyances, by night and 
day, without missing a single appointment, He delivered 
twenty public addresses on the beauties of the Order. 

Seven new Lodges were formed. The}' have now 114 
Lodges and 4,573 members, an increase of 296. 

The following resolutions were adopted : — 

" Resolved, — That authority is hereby conferred upon any Subordinate 
Lodge of the I. O.O. F., under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodges of Vir- 
ginia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and North Caro- 
lina, to receive the application, initiate, and retain as a member any citizen of 
the State ot Tennessee whose residence, at the time of said application, is 
nearer the Lodge to which application is made than to any Subordinate 
Lodge in the State of Tennessee." 

"Provided, This shall only apply to such of the above named jurisdictions 
as shall adopt and continue in force a law granting equal privileges to Sub- 
ordinate Lodges in this State ; and 



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"Provided further, That nothing in this resolution shall be construed to 
debar any person so initiated, who withdraws by card, from disposing same 
in a Lodge in Tennessee, located further from his residence. 

2. Resolved, — That if, after the initiation of any person under the pro- 
vision of the foregoing resolution, there shall be a Lodge organized under the 
jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of the State of Tennessee nearer his residence 
than the one in which he was initiated, that the matter of changing his mem- 
bership be left to his own personal preference." 

VERMONT. 

Forty-sixth annual session, Montpelier, May 18, 1892. 

The Grand Master reports four new Lodges and five new 
Rebekah Lodges. Harmony prevails. Brother Henry Clark 
reports on correspondence and gives Ontario a good notice. 

They have 48 Lodges and 3,517 members. 

VIRGINIA. 

Fifty-sixth annual session, Norfolk, April 11, 1893. 
The Grand Master thus sets forth their progress : 

" Notwithstanding this has been what is termed an ' off year,' it is with 
pleasure that I am able to state to you that our progress has been extremely 
gratifying and in every particular highly satisfactory ; conditions have been 
very unfavorable for this result — a very hot summer prevented many of the 
Lodges from doing much work during the warm months ; following this came 
the presidential election, with all the excitement and confusion which attend 
such an event ; added to this came the coldest winter that we have had for 
twenty years — the weather was such that many of the Lodges, especially in 
the rural districts, were unable to meet or to do any work, But now the con- 
ditions have changed ; the general election and excitement has subsided, the 
extreme cold weather has passed away, and we are just entering upon that 
season of the year when ' the soft zephyrs play among the branches ' ; we 
will bud forth again, and there will be ' life, beauty and joy ' throughout the 
Old Dominion." 

They have 88 Lodges and 5,588 members, increase 417. 

The " Lodge Deputy " system was found to be a signal fail- 
ure and was abolished, and the former system of Districts, con- 
taining from two to ten Lodges in each, was re-adopted. 

WASHINGTON. 

Fourteenth annual session, Walla Walla, May 10, 1892. 

The Grand Master decided that the half-breed Indian wives 
of Brothers could not be admitted to a Rebekah Lodge. 

In the report of the Grand Secretary we find the following 
on the Order : 

" For never in the experience of this Grand Lodge has there been a year 
in which its increase has been so marked, and when we consider that the 
number of fraternal organizations is constantly increasing and that the 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5601 



competition for membership among them is very great, the gain to our 
membership is simply astonishing, and demonstrates beyond a doubt that the 
grand principles upon which our Order is founded are becoming more widely 
known and better understood by the world at large. 

" The gain in the number of Subordinate Lodges since our last commun- 
ication has been twenty-three, twelve of which have been instituted since 
Jannary i, 1892, the net gain in the number of Rebekah Lodges has been 
nine, twelve lodges having been instituted and three having surrendered 
their charters (Star Rebekah Lodge No. 7, Mizpah Rebekah Lodge No. 11 
and Ruth Rebekah Lodge No, 17). 

" The gain in the membership in the Subordinate Lodges during 1891 
was 1,442, and the gain in membership in the Rebekah Lodges during the 
same time was 422, and the increase in financial ability to meet the calls upon 
the Lodges in fulfilling the requirements of the Order ' to visit the sick, 
relieve the distressed, bury the dead, protect and educate the orphan,' has 
more than kept pace with our numerical increase." 

WISCONSIN. 

Forty-sixth annua] session, Janesville, June 7, 1892. * 
The Order continues prosperous. The net gain in member- 
ship was 597. Seven new Lodges were formed. 

The Grand Lodge voted $1,500 to the maintenance of their 
Odd Fellows' Home. 

1893. 

Forty-seventh annual session, Milwaukee, June 6, 1893. 
On the state of the Order the Grand Secretary says : 

" In presenting this my annual report of the transactions of this office 
for the past year, I desire to congratulate you upon the continued prosperity 
of the Order in all its branches, not alone in Wisconsin, but in every juris- 
diction subordinate to the Sovereign Grand Lodge. As will be seen from 
the returns there is a gain in the subordinate branch of five Lodges and, 834 
members, the largest gain since 1875, while the returns from the Rebekah 
Lodges show a gain of eight Lodges and 604 members. Reports have been 
received from every Subordinate Lodge for the term ending December 31st, 
1892, with a single exception, that of Spencer, No. 323, and this Lodge is 
considering the advisability of either surrendering its charter or consolidating 
with some other Lodge." 

They have 317 Lodges and 16,894 members. 

The Special Committee appointed to make a thorough in- 
spection of their Odd Fellows' Home reported that everything 
was in a satisfactory condition. The Home maintains an aver- 
age of eighteen members ranging from five years to eighty years 
of age. The expenditure for last year was $3,428.35, which 
would be an average cost of $3 65 per week for each inmate. 
$2,000 was voted by the Grand Lodge to the Home, and the 
following resolution was adopted. 

"Resolved,— That on and after July 1, 1893, a per capita tax of twenty- 
five cents per member, to be known as the Odd Fellows' Home tax, be and 



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the same is hereby levied on each member of a Subordinate Lodge, to be 
paid on or before Dec. 31st, in each year; provided that any Lodge may 
appropriate the gross amount from its treasury, or raise the same by 
subscriptions or entertainments ; further 

" Resolved, — That each Rebekah Lodge be requested, in such manner as 
it shall see fit, to contribute a like sum for the same purpose." 

CONCLUSION. 

At the date of closing our report, (August 1st,) the journals 
of the above named forty-one Grand Lodges have been received. 
The journals that have not been received are those of the follow- 
ing Grand Lodges, namely : Arizona, Florida, Maryland, Mis- 
souri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, 
Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming. If any of these 
come to hand in time, they will be noticed in a supplementary 
report. 

All of which is Fraternally submitted, 

Henry Robertson, 

Chairman. 

COLLINGWOOD, August ISt, 1893. 

The following was referred to the Committee on Legis- 
lation : — 

Moved by Rep. A. H. Blackeby, seconded by Rep. J. Donogh, 
P.G.M., and 

Resolved, — That no Subordinate Lodge in this jurisdiction shall employ 
as instructor in the new dramatized qt floor work, any Brother (other than 
their own members) who has not first received the sanction of the Grand 
Master to act as such instructor. And any Brother acting as such instructor 
without having first obtained the permission of the Grand Master shall render 
himself liable to expulsion from the Order. 

The following, on motion of Rep. A. H. Blackeby, seconded 
by Rep. G. J. Brill, was referred to the Committee on Legis- 
lation : — 

Amend the Constitution so far as it refers to District Com- 
mittees as follows : — 

Clause 98 — Insert in 4th line, after the words "each year" the 
following : — 

" Except in the case of newly instituted Lodges, which shall be entitled 
to elect, immediately after being instituted, one or more representatives, as 
their membership may warrant, in accordance with the provisions contained 
in clause 99." 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5603 



Clause 102 — Change the wording of this clause so as to read as follows: — 

" Such District Committee shall be convened by the District Deputy as 

soon as practicable after his appointment and shall be organized by the 

election of a secretary and the appointment by the D. D. G. M. of a warden, 

marshal, guardian, etc., etc. 

The following were referred to the Judiciary Committee : — 

By Rep. A. J. Johnston, Samaritan Lodge, No. 35. 

When does a District Deputy cease to be District Deputy ? 
When does a District Deputy's powers cease ? 
(Would refer to White's Digest, 1889, clause 933, p. 228.) 
See decision No. 1 of the G. M. 

By Unity Lodge, No. 47. 

Clause 51 Con. Sub. — Latter part of clause reads, " The Lodge shall not 
be held to pay such benefit for any term of sickness shorter than one week, but 
after one week's sickness the Brother shall be entitled to benefits for each ad- 
ditional day or days that he may be ill." 

Question — Is this portion of Clause 51 legal ? 
See Journal S. G. L , 1892, p. 13,000. 13,057. 

By Rep. F. A. Latshaw, Valley City Lodge, No. 117. 

At an election for officers, after several ballots the vote stood 9, 7, 7, re- 
spectively. Clause 23, Constitution, directs that after each ballot the name 
of each candidate who may have received the smallest number of votes shall 
be withdrawn. It also declares that a majority of all legal votes cast shall 
be necessary to an election. 

What is the proper course to pursue at the above election ? 

By Rep. A. W. Cameron, Carleton Lodge, No. 240. 

Can Lodges meeting outside the corporation limits of a city or town re- 
ceive candidates for membership from said city or town without the consent 
of the Lodges therein ? 

The following was referred to the Committee on Districts : — 
By Pembroke Lodge, No. 203. 

Moved by Bro. John Campbell, seconded by Bro. T. G. Hunt 
and 

Resolved, — That owing to the distance of Pembroke Lodge, No. 203, 
I. O. O. F., from the nearest Lodge in District No. 41, being thirty-four 
miles, and from the farthest sixty-one miles, thereby causing much inconven- 
ience to Pembroke Lodge and an unnecessary expense on the other Lodges 
in the District, we would therefore petition the Grand Lodge of the 
I. O. O. F. of Ontario, to strike Pembroke off District forty-one and place it 
as it was prior to eighteen hundred and ninety-one (1891). 



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REPORT No. 4 — Bro. Hy. Robertson, P.G.M., from the 
Special Committee on " Insurance Act and Uniform Financial 
By-laws " made the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. :- 

Your Special Committee on the Insurance Act and Uniform Financial 
Clauses for Lodge By-laws, beg leave to report : — 

i. That nothing has occurred during the past year with reference to " The 
Insurance Corporations Act," to call for the attention of your Committee. 

2. With regard to the preparation of Uniform Financial Clauses for the 
By-laws of Lodges, your Committee are not agreed as to the advisability of 
the same, nor as to the form in which they should be presented, and they ask 
to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject. 

3. As to Clause 20 of the Report of the Grand Secretary, your Committee 
desire to draw the attention ol the Lodges to the valuable information con- 
tained therein, and they recommend that all Lodges not now incorporated, 
should be notified to procure incorporation as soon as possible. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

HY. ROBERTSON, 
W. H. COLE, 
JOHN DONOGH, 
W. H. HOYLE, 
WM. BADENACH, 
J. McLURG, 
J. B. KING. 

The following was referred to the Committee on State of the 
Order :— 

A Lodge suspends or ignores its by-laws and takes members in at reduced 
rates. What steps should other Lodges in the same city or town take to put 
a stop to such action ? 

The Grand Master in a few very happy remarks, introduced 
Bro. CI. T. Campbell, Grand Sire, who was most enthusiastically 
and cordially welcomed by the Grand Lodge. 

The Grand Sire made a most feeling acknowledgment, 
appreciative of the very kind words of the Grand Master, and 
01 his warm reception as Grand Sire, and the cordial greeting 
here extended to him. 

Bro. P. E. Fitz-Patrick, P.G.M., presented the following 
request from the Rebekah Provincial Convention : — 

Niagara Falls, Aug. 9th, 1893. 
To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

At a meeting of the Convention of the Daughters of Rebekah, the Finance 
Committee reported a deficit of 166.97, an ^ recommended that this Conven- 
tion ask for the sum of $100.00, to defray expenses of this meeting, and the 
following be the committee, viz : — Bros. P. E. Fitz-Patrick, J A. Young, and 
R. Brockbank, to present the request at this session of Grand Lodge. 

MAGGIE WADDELL, 

Secretary. 



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The following, moved by P. E. Fitz-Patrick, seconded by 
Rep. R. Brockbank, was adopted : — 

Resolved,— That the request of the Provincial Convention, Degree of 
Rebekah, be referred to the Committee on Finance, with instruction to recom- 
mend that an appropriation of $100 be made. 

The following, moved by Bro. W. H. Cole, P.G M., was 
adopted : — 

Resolved, That our Representative to the Sovereign Grand Lodge be 
instructed to procure such legislation that will permit of the Veteran Jewel 
being worn at all places, and on all occasions when it is legal to wear regalia, 
in lieu of regalia, by Brethren who own and are entitled to possess a Veteran 
Odd Fellow's Jewel. 

No reports of committees being ready, the Grand Lodge, on 
motion to that effect, adjourned at 11:45 a.m. until 2 o'clock p.m 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 



Niagara Falls, August 10, 1893. 

The Grand Lodge re-assembled at two o'clock p.m., pur- 
suant to adjournment, and opened in regular form. The 
minutes of the previous session were read and confirmed. 

On motion, the calling of the roll was dispensed with. 

REPORT No. 5.— Rep. S. M. Thompson, from Special Com- 
mittee No. 1, made the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Your Special Committee No. 1, to whom was referred Clause 16, page 13, 
Grand Master's Report re the Odd Fellows' Grand Demonstration, to be held 
at Chicago, on September 25th, beg leave to report : — 

1. That this Grand Lodge should have an accredited Representative at 
that grand gathering of our Order, at the World's Fair. 

2. That the Grand Master, Rev. Bro. T. W. Jolliffe, be such Repre- 
sentative. 

3. That the Grand Lodge grant a sum not to exceed seventy-five dollars, 
for this purpose. 

Your Committee therefore move the adoption of this report. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

S. M.THOMPSON. 



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REPORT No. 6— Rep. J. H. Parnell, from Special Committee 
No. 4, made the following report, which on motion of Bro. W. 
H. Cole, P.G.M., was referred back to the Committee, with 
instructions to report in accordance with Clause 14 of the Grand 
.Secretary's Report : — 

(The Committee did not return this recommitted report, 
'but submitted a new report agreeably to the motion of Bro. W. 
H. Cole. — Grand Secy.) 

REPORT No- 7 — Rep. Alf.Coyell, from the Special Committee 
on " Membership Souvenir," presented the following report, 
which was accompanied by a drawing, in colors, of the Souvenir, 
which was considered and adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I. O. O. F. : 

Your Committee on Membership Souvenir, appointed by the Grand 
Master, having fully considered the recommendation of the Grand Secretary 
and the report thereon by Special Committee No. 5, (Journal 1892, page 5337,) 
in which they are instructed to procure sample design and probable cost, have 
much pleasure in submitting for the approval of the Grand Lodge the 
accompanying design prepared by Messrs. Barclay, Clark & Co., the prob- 
able cost of which will be 10,000, $£500.00 ; 20,000, $700.00 ; 25,000, $780.00; 
or 5 cents, 3 \ and 3/^ cents per copy. 

Your Committee would strongly recommend that 25,000 copies of the 
same be procured by the Grand Lodge, the plate to be the property of the 
Grand Lodge for future use. 

Your Committee would further recommend that each Lodge be required 
to furnish Grand Lodge, on a form to be supplied, a complete list of its mem- 
bers in good standing on the 30th June, 1893, with full particulars as to age, 
rank and standing, and further that the Grand Secretary be authorized on 
receipt of such completed list to send to each Lodge a filled up certificate for 
each member so reported, and that the certificate so filled be given to each 
member free of charge. 

These elaborate certificates, procured in such quantities as would be re- 
quired, will cost the Grand Body less than four cents per copy, and in giving 
to each Lodge the requisite number of certificates your Committee consider 
that the Body is but returning a portion of the funds contributed by itself. 

Your Committee find that there is a growing desire among the members 
of the Order for some such Souvenir and which is supplied to their members 
by nearly all kindred organizations, and apparently very much appreciated by 
ihem, as they are to be seen neatly framed and hung in the homes of the 
members of the various orders which provide them. 

Trusting that the Grand Lodge will see fit to adopt the foregoing recom 
mendations, as your Committee)deem it to be a matter of vital importance to 
the progress and propagation of our beloved Order, your Committee move 
±he adoption of this report. , 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

ALFRED CO YELL. 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5607 



The roll of Lodges was now called when the following: 
questions were submitted and referred to appropriate com- 
mittees : — : 

By Union Lodge, No. 16. 

Question— By resolution desires to know whether a Subordinate Lodge 
may reduce the amount of sick benefits at a less period than one year with- 
out conflicting with the laws of the Sovereign Grand Lodge providing clause 
52 Constitution of Grand Lodge of Ontario was amended ? 

Referred to the Judiciary Committee. 

By Rep. J. J. Craig, Fergus Lodge, No. 73. 

Question — Can a by-law be added to or explained by a simple motion* 
on the books of the Lodge ? 

Is custom or usage of any value in interpreting a by-law ? 
Referred to the Judiciary Committee. 

By Rep. W. Hill, Peterborough Lodge, No. in. 

Question — A Lodge which pays on the average over two dollars per 
week for sick benefits would it be lawful to adopt by-laws paying $4 00 per 
week for first six months, $2.00 per week for next six months and $1.00 per 
week thereafter ? 

Referred to the Judiciary Committee. 

The following by Rep. G. G. Henderson, Victoria Lodge r 
No. 64, was answered by the Chair in the affirmative, as to it 
being compulsory on Lodges to use the form of Medical 
Certificate provided by the Grand Lodge : — 

Question — Is it compulsory for Lodges to use the form of medical ex- 
amination and certificate supplied by the Grand Lodge ; if so, how many 
Lodges in this jurisdiction are complying with the law ? 

Answer — Yes. See Clause 3, Con. of Subordinates ; a majority of 
Lodges are using the form, those Lodges not doing so should get a supply 
at once. 

The following was referred to the Committee on Districts : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O. O.F. : 

At the last regular meeting of Nipissing District, No. 29, the following: 
resolution was carried : — 

Sutton Lodge, No. 168, being unrepresented at each meeting, Dr. W. 
Robinson, seconded by Rep. Conway, moves, that it would be to the best in- 
terests of this district to disband the same and dispose of the Lodges in 
manner following, viz : — Place Naomi, No. 116, in Toronto District, No. 19 ; 
Nipissing, No. 79, and Sutton, No. 168, in Victoria District, No. 31 ; and 
Brougham, No. 155, in Ontario District, No. 30. Above resolution met with 
the approval of all Lodges concerned, with the exception of Sutton, No. 168, 



5608 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



By Rep. F. J. Marshall, Grand Valley Lodge, No. 256 : — 

Whereas : — The forms issued by the Grand Lodge are the only forms 
that can be used by Subordinate Lodges as medical examination papers, and 

Whereas : — Such forms are used and intended to procure a uniform ex- 
amination of the candidates for admission into this Order, and 

Whereas : — We believe it is necessary to farther carry out the uniform 
admission to our Order, 

We would submit the advisability of the Grand Lodge appointing a 
Medical Examiner to examine and pass all medical papers, same as regu- 
lar life insurance companies before the applicant is admitted to the 
Initiatory Degree, and we would recommend that this be referred to a com - 
mittee to consider the matter. 

Referred to the Committee on Legislation. 

REPORT No. 8.— Rep. J. T. Hornibrook P.G.M., from the 
Judiciary Committee, made the following report : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : % 

1. Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred Sees. 27, 28, 
Grand Master's Report, recommend that decisions 1, 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 
17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, be approved. 

2. Decision No. 2 — That all after the word claim be struck out. 

3. Decision No. 9— Add " when the amount must be paid out of the Con- 
tingent Fund." 

4. Decision 11 — The Constitution and By-laws of the Lodge must govern 
in such cases. 

5. Decision 12 — Not approved, see Sec 359, 370, 371, 372. 

6. Decision 16— Add after the word " theirs," " without the consent of said 
Lodge." 

7. Decision if — Not approved. 

8. Decision ig— Approved. A Lodge has no right to compromise a claim 
for sick benefits. 

9. Sec. 28— If Aylmer Lodge has paid all that their By-laws call for 
their contention in this matter is correct. 

Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 

Fraternally submitted, 

J. T. HORNIBROOK. 

The report was on motion considered seriatim. Clauses 
z, 2, 3, 4, 5,6, 7, 8, were adopted. 

The question being on the adoption of clause 9, 

Rep. A. H. Blackeby moved that the consideration of clause 
9, referring to Sec. xxviii of the Grand Master's Report re 
Aylmer and Ridgely Lodges be laid over until the Committee on 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5609 



Appeals, to which the matter had been referred, should report, 
which was not agreed to. 

The report as a whole was adopted. 

It being now three o'clock, which hour had been set apart 
for the exemplification of the unwritten work, that order was 
proceeded with, when Grand Representatives W. H. Cole and 
Hy. Robertson, fully exemplified that work. 

REPORT No- 9 — Rep. F. W. Armstrong, from the Committee 
on State of the Order, made the following report, which was 
adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Your Committee on the State of the Order, to whom was referred clauses 
17 and 18 of the Grand Master's Report, beg leave to report : — 

That we heartily endorse the action of the Grand Master in acknow- 
ledgingand congratulating our esteemed and worthy Bro. Dr. CI. T. Campbell, 
on the honor conferred upon him by his elevation to the position of Grand 
Sire. We, as a Grand Body, highly appreciate this honor, and we trust that 
it may be an incentive to all Lodges in our jurisdiction to increased zeal and 
activity in the noble work. 

May a kind and wise Providence so direct and order the steps of the 
Grand Sire, that he may fill the chair with credit to himself, with honor to his 
fellow-countrymen and with lasting benefit to our beloved Order throughout 
the world ; and when in due course of time he shall be called hence, may it be 
to a home where Friendship, Love and Truth are ever dominant ; and where 
the links of Fraternity can never be broken. 

Resolved, — that the foregoing be adopted. 

All of which is respectfullv submitted. 

F. W. ARMSTRONG. 

REPORT No. 10 — Rep A. W. Cameron, from the same Com- 
mittee, made the following report, which was unanimously 
adopted, by a standing vote: — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Your Committee on State of the Order to whom was referred section g- 
Grand Master's Report, beg leave to report as follows : — 

The Grand Master has during the past year paid some twenty-five visits 
to the Subordinate Lodges of Ontario. 

It is gratifying to know that in all these visits our Grand Master was 
received " courteously and kindly." It is apleasing duty for your Committee to 
be able to testify to the great good that has accrued to our Order as a direct 
result of these visits. 

We would also bear willing testimony to the vigour and ability with 
which the principles of our Order have been vindicated by our Grand 
Master at public meetings and through the press when they were wantonly 
assailed ; this, with the ever increasing amount of correspondence and other 
duties appertaining to his office, all of which have been discharged with great 
fidelity, entitle him to the gratitude of the entire membership of this 
jurisdiction. 



5610 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



We therefore offer the following resolution : — 

Resolved, — That the heartfelt thanks of this Grand Lodge are due and 
hereby tendered to our respected Grand Master, Rev. T. W. Jolliffe for his 
valued services during the past year. 

Fraternally submitted, 

A. W. CAMERON. 

REPORT No- 11 — Rep. A. McFarlane, from the same Com- 
mittee, made the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I. OOF. : 

Your Committee on the State of the Order, to whom was referred Clauses 
3 and 12 of the Grand Master's Report, beg leave to report as follows : — 

That having examined Clause 3, relative to Committees, approve of the 
same as appointed by said Grand Master, also approve of his action in the 
appointment of a D.D.G.M., as spoken of in Clause 12 of said report. 

In regard to Clause 25, which was also submitted to said Committee 
would say, that while there is a difference of opinion among the members of 
the Committee, as regards the several plans suggested by the Committee of 
Representation, we think the thanks of this Grand Lodge are due to the mem- 
bers of said Committee for the pains they have taken in presenting their very 
carefully prepared report, and by the information attainable from aforesaid 
Clause, this Grand Lodge is in a position o discuss this very important 
matter and come to a decision as to the better method of representation. 

We therefore submit for adoption the following : — 

Resolved, — That this report be adopted. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

ALEX. McFARLANE. 

REPORT No. 12 — Rep. J. B. Reid, from the Finance Com- 
mittee, made the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, 1.0.0 F. : 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred the request of Pro- 
vincial Convention, Degree of Rebekah, asking for a grant of one hundred 
dollars, to help in defraying the expenses of their annual meeting of 1893, 
submit the following : — 

Your Committee recommend that the request be granted, and that the 
sum of one hundred dollars be given to the Rebekah Convention. 

Your Committee, however, at the same time, would express the hope, that 
the growth of the Rebekah branch of Oddfellowship in Ontario, will be rapid 
enough to prevent any further demands of this nature being made upon this 
Grand Lodge. 

Your Committee move the adoption of this report. 

Respectfully submitted. 

J. B. REID. 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5611 



REPORT No. 13— Rep. A. A. Graham, from the Committee on 
the Rebekah Degree, made the following report, which was 
adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F., in session : 

Your Committee on Rebekah Degree report as follows : — 

Clauses i. and ii. Grand Master's Report, your Committee recommend that 
Charters be granted to new Lodges which have been instituted. 

Clause 22 Grand Master's Report, your Committee heartily endorse 
the remarks of the Grand Master. 

Clause 19, Grand Secretary's Report, your Committee would sugges* 
that the question of consideration of Constitution for Rebekah Lodges be left 
over until after the meeting of Sovereign Grand Lodge in September, that 
body having the same question under consideration by Special Committee. 

Your Committee endorse that clause 19 of the Grand Secretary's Report 
re all Lodges of the Rebekah Degree being required to adopt, and 
have printed within three months after institution, a code of by-laws, rules 
of order, &c. 

Your Committee recommend that this Grand Lodge give every assistance 
and the fullest encouragement and aid, in the furthering the spread of the 
Rebekah Degree in this Province, and would suggest that an efficient way to do 
so, would be by instructing the D.D.G. Masters of the various districts to use 
their influence when making official visijts to aid the Degree of Rebekah, more 
especially in districts where no Lodges of the Rebekah Degree exists. But 
that any legislation affecting the definition of duties of Officers of Rebekah 
Convention, be laid over until after the meeting of Sovereign Grand Lodge in 
September, at which that matter will doubtless receive full consideration. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted 

A. A. GRAHAM. 

The following, on motion of Rep. Jno. Nott, seconded by 
Rep. S. H. Glassford, was adopted : — 

Resolved, — That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be, and are hereby 
tendered to the Dominion Organ and Piano Company, of the town of Bow- 
manville, through the Grand Guardian, for their generous gift of a supply of 
fans for the use of the members of this Grand Lodge during this session. 

On motion of Rep. J. A. Young, the Grand Master wired the 
following message of congratulation to the Grand Lodge of 
Massachusetts, now in session at Boston : — 

To James M. Price, Grand Master I.O.O.F., Boston, Mass. : 

Twenty-one thousand Odd Fellows of Ontario, Canada, in Grand Lodge 
assembled, and the Grand Sire, send their most cordial and fraternal greeting, 
to the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, with best wishes for their continued 
prosperity. 

T. W. JOLLIFFE, 

Grand Master. 



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Bro. Neil McEachren, P.G.,of Buffalo, N.Y., was introduced 
to the Grand Lodge by Bro. W. H. Cole,P.G.M., and cordially 
welcomed by the Grand Master. 

REPORT No. 14-Rep. R. W. Bell, P.G.M., from the Com- 
mittee on Petitions and Correspondence, made the following 
report, which was adopted : — 
To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Your Committee on Petitions and Correspondence to whom was referred 
Clause xxxii. to the end of the Grand Master's Report, and Clause 10, Grand 
Secretary's Report, recommend as follows : — 

That of Clause 32, the first and third paragraphs re employment of a 
paid organizer, and remuneration of the Grand Master be referred to Com- 
mittee on State of the Order ; that paragraph two re representation in this 
Grand Lodge, will be dealt with by the Special Committee on that subject ; 
that regarding the fourth paragraph we cannot recommend the sale of supplies 
at actual cost, as such would necessitate an increase of Capitation Tax, which 
we feel is not in the interest of this Grand Lodge ; that in regard to the 
recommendation from District No. 13, this Grand Ledge has no power to 
adopt such resolution. 

In reference to Clause 33, we are heartily in accord with the views 
therein expressed and recommend the District Deputy Grand Masters to call 
the special attention of the Lodges in their Districts to the admonitions 
therein contained. 

Regarding Clause xxxiv., Grand Master's Report, and Clause 10, Grand 
Secretary's Report, we are pleased to learn that the funds of Wellington 
Square Lodge have been restored to it, and trust with the Grand Master that 
prosperity may attend the brethren. 

Referring to Clause 35 Grand Master's Report, we are pleased to note the 
courtesy and promptitude of the Grand Master in his correspondence during 
the past year, and can only reiterate the instructions of previous years that 
Lodges refer all matters coming under the jurisdiction of the D.D.G.M.'s 
to them, and so relieve the Grand Master of needless labour. 

From Clause 36, Grand Master's Report, we are pleased to learn that the 
Grand Master has received such hearty co-operation from his D.D G.M's, 
also from various Grand and Past Grand Officers, and trust the same courtesy 
and assistance may be extended to his successor. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 

R, W. BELL. 

REPORT No. 15— Rep. P. McCandlish, from the Committee 
on State of the Order, made the following report* which was 
adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, 1.0 O.F. ; 

Your Committee on State of the Order, beg leave to report as follows : — 
Clause 1, Grand Master's Report, we confirm the action of the Grand 
Master and recommend that Charters be granted to the following new Lodges, 
viz : — 

Minnetonka Lodge, No. 292 Keewatin. 

Thomasburg " " 293 Thomasburg. 

Broadview " " 294 Toronto. 

Mannotick " " 295 Mannotick. 

Pontypool " " 296 Pontypool. 

Mayflower " " 297 Parham. 

Comber " " 294 Comber 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5613 



and that the placing of these Lodges in the proper districts be left to the 
Committee on Districts. 

Also Clause xi., Grand Master's Report, 

Your Committee find that during the year two Lodges lost their effects 
from fire, one of whom has had its Charter destroyed, and is now working 
under a dispensation, they would therefore recommend that a Charter be 
granted said Lodge, viz : — Brougham, No. 155, Whitevale. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

P. McCANDLISH. 

REPORT No- 16— Rep. A. B. Hurrell, from the Special Com- 
mittee No. 3, made the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F ; 

Your Special Committee to which was referred Clause 6, of the Grand 
Secretary's Report, having reference to reduced rates on the several lines of 
railways and steamboats, beg to report : — 

Your Committee are gratified to know that the growth of the Order is 
such that the most favorable terms of transportation for its officers and repre- 
sentatives have been arranged for. 

Your Committee would recommend that the thanks of the Grand Lodge, 
be tendered to Mr. Maloney, the vising agent of the Transportation Companies 
for courtesies extended by him. 

Your Committee move the adoption of this report. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

A. B. HURRELL. 

REPORT No- 17-Rep. Jno. Donogh, P.G.M., from Com- 
mittee on State of the Order, made the following report, which 
was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Your Committee on State of the Order, to whom was referred Clause — 
Grand Master's Report, beg leave to report the following : — 

As to Tottenham Lodge, No. 255, your Committee recommend that the 
incoming Grand Master give special attention to the case of this Lodge, and if 
it be found impossible to revive it, that steps be taken for its amalgamation 
with some neighbouring Lodge, so that the members may be saved to the 
Order. 

2. With reference to Fidelity Lodge No. 55, Seaforth, it is evident that if 
anything is done in the way of winding up the Lodge, it must be done through 
the agency of the members themselves and they should be incited to use every 
legitimate social influence to stir up interest and activity. We commend the 
suggestion made by Bro. Blackeby in his report to the Grand Master, and we 
believe this to be a case which calls for the supervision of the Grand Master. 

3. The Clinton Lodge, No. 83, Clinton, is another Lodge which calls for 
the fostering care and sympathetic assistance of neighboring Lodges and we 
recommend that the Grand Master give special oversight to this case 

Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 

JOHN DONOGH. 

REPORT No- 18-Rep. M. L. Weber, from the Committee on 
Mileage and Per Diem, made the following report and table of 
Mileage and Per Diem, which was adopted : — 



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THIRD DAY. 



MORNING SESSION. 



Niagara Falls, August ir, 1893. 

The Grand Lodge opened in regular form, Grand Master 
Rev. T. W. Jolliffe in the chair. 

Prayer by the Grand Chaplain, Rev. W. J. Saunders, 

Roll called, the following Grand Officers and a majority of 
the representatives were present : 

OFFICERS : 

Rev. T. W. Jolliffe, ----- Grand Master. 

Joseph Oliver, ... - Deputy Grand Master. 

W. H. Hoyle, Grand Warden. 

J. B. King, - ... Grand Secretary. 

Wm. Badenach, - . - ... Grand Treasurer. 

W. H. Cqle, ... ., Grand Representative. 

Hy. Robertson, - ... Grand Representative. 

0. E. Fleming, ... ... Grand Marshal. 

Robert Meek, - ... Grand Conductor. 

A. Mitchell, - - Grand Guardian. 

1. B. Aulph, - • - - Grand Herald. 
Rev. Wm. J. Sanders, ----- Grand Chaplain. 

P. E. Fitz-Patrick, ----- Junior Past Grand Master. 

The minutes of the last session were read and confirmed. 

The following was adopted by a standing vote : — 

Resolved, — That the thanks of this Grand Lodge are hereby tendered to 
Bro. S. K. Binkley, Mayor of Niagara Falls, fcr the many acts of courtesy 
shown to the members of this Grand Lodge during the present session, and 
for his reception of last evening. 

Bro. S. K. Binkley acknowledged the resolution in a very 
felicitous speech. 

Rep. John Donogh, P.G.M., moved the adoption of the re- 
port of the Special Committee on Reduction of Representatives 



5626 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



(pages 5560-5569), which was made the first order of business 
after the opening of this morning's session. 

Rep. J. T. Hornibrook, P.G.M., seconded by Rep. Hy. 
White, moved the following, which was adopted : — 

Resolved- -That the hearty thanks of this Grand Lodge are due and are 
hereby tendered to the Committee on Reduction of Representation, for their 
able, exhaustive, and interesting research and report, and that the further 
consideration of the report be indefinitely postponed. 

REPORT No. 19— Rep. J. T. Hornibrook, from the Judiciary 
Committee, made the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I. O. 0, F. : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred the question of 
Unity Lodge, No. 47, Hamilton, viz : — 

Clause 51 Con. Sub. — Latter part of said clause. The Lodge shall not be 
held to pay such benefit for any term shorter than one week, but after one 
week's sickness the brother shall be entitled to benefits for such additional 
day or days that he may be ill. 

Question — Is this portion of Clause 51 legal ? 

The Committee answers Yes. 

The clause does not conflict with decision of S. G. L. 1892, p. 13, 
and 13,057. 

Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 
Fraternally submitted. 

J. S. R. McCANN. 

REPORT No. 20— Rep. D. H.Moore, from the same Commit- 
f ee made the following report : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I. O. O. F. ; 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom were referred the following 
questions, beg leave to submit the following report : — 

Question by Rep. Johnston : — 

1. When does a District Deputy cease to be District Deputy ? 

2. When does a District Deputy's powers cease ? 

Answer — The answer to both these questions is contained in decision 
No. 1 of the Grand Master, page 5476. 

Question by Rep. F. A. Latshaw : — 

At an election for officers, after several ballots the vote stood 9, 7, 7, re- 
spectively. Clause 23, Constitution, directs that after each ballot the name o 
each candidate who may have received the smallest number of votes shall be 
withdrawn. It also declares that a majority of all legal votes cast shall b 
necessary to an election. 

What is the proper course to pursue at the above election ? 

Answer — Cast the ballot of the Lodge between the candidates who may 
be ties, the name of the candidate who then receives the lowest number of 
votes to be withdrawn ; or continue the election till some candidate receives 
a minority vote. 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5627 



Question by Rep. A. W. Cameron : — 

A Lodge suspends or ignores its by-laws and takes members in at re- 
duced rates ; what steps should other Lodges in the same city or town take to 
put a stop to such action ? 

Answer — Your Committee consider that this question properly belongs 
to the Committee on the State of the Order and would recommend that it 
be so referred. 

Question by Rep. A. W. Cameron : — 

Can Lodges meeting outside the corporation limits of a city or town 
receive candidates for membership from said city or town without consent of 
the Lodges therein ? 

Answer — Yes, if the candidates reside nearer the outside Lodges than to 
the city Lodges. • 

Question by Rep. J.J. Craig : — 

Can a by-law be added to or explained by a simple motion on the books 
of the Lodge ? 

Answer — No. 

Is custom or usage of any value in interpreting a by-law ? 

Answer — All by-laws should be interpreted according to the strict text 
of the same. 

Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 

Fraternally submitted. 

D. H. MOORE. 

Rep. A. W. Cameron, seconded by Rep. F. Gallagher, 
moved the following : — 

Resolved, — That the report be referred back to the Committee for 
further consideration. 

Rep. moved in amendment that the report be con- 
sidered clause by clause. The amendment prevailed. 

The clauses were severally considered and adopted and the 
report as a whole was adopted. 

REPORT No- 21— Rep. Wm. Menzies, from the same Commit- 
tee, made the following report, which was considered and 
adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred the following 
questions, beg leave to report : — 

Question — Union Lodge, No. 16, by resolution wishes to know whether a 
Subordinate Lodge may reduce the amount of sick benefits at a less period 
than one year without conflicting with the laws of the Sovereign Grand 
Lodge, providing Clause 52, Constitution of Grand Lodge of Ontario, were 
amended ? 



5628 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUS T 



Answer— Yes, by making provision in By-laws to that effect without 
amending Clause 52, Constitution of Grand Lodge of Ontario. 

Question — A Lodge which pays on the average, over two dollars per 
week, would it be lawful to adopt By-laws paying $4.00 per week for first 
six months, and $2.00 per week for next six months, and $1.00 per week 
afterwards ? 

Answer — Yes. 

Your Committee move the following: — 

Resolved,— That the foregoing be adopted. 

W. MENZIES. 

REPORT. No. 22— Rep. W. Macdiarmid, from the Committee 
on Appeals, made the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

In the Appeal of Ridgely Lodge, No. 250 

vs. 

Aylmer Lodge, No. 94. 

The Committee on Appeals, to whom this matter was referred, report as 
follows : — 

We have given this important matter very careful consideration, after 
hearing all that was alleged by both parties as well as the statements of Bro. 
Hayne, D.D.G.M., Disttict No. 14, and perusing the by-laws of Aylmer 
Lodge and the correspondeuce that passed between the said Lodges in connec- 
tion with this appeal. 

Fortunately, all the facts necessary for the determination of the point at 
issue, are admitted by both parties ; and nothing remains to be done except 
to apply the law to these admitted facts. 

On 20th November, 1890, Rev. J. A. Ferguson, a member in good stand- 
ing of Aylmer Lodge, was taken ill with typhoid fever at Oil Springs, where 
he was then residing-, within the jurisdiction of Ridgely Lodge, and he was 
promptly taken under the care and attendance of Ridgely Lodge. The 
disease is considered contagious ; and accordingly in such cases the services 
of a nurse were required. But before selecting the nurse, the Secretary of 
Ridgely Lodge notified Aylmer Lodge by telephone of the Brother's condition, 
and at the same time took the precaution of enquiring as to what weekly sum 
the by-laws of Aylmer Lodge allowed for nurse's compensation. 

It now became the duty of Aylmer Lodge to state explicitely in answer to 
s,uch a direct and important question, the sum allowed for such services by 
their laws. However, for some reason best known to the Secretary of Aylmer 
Lodge, no direct answer was given to the question. But Ridgely Lodge was 
directed by the Secretary of Aylmer Lodge to employ a nurse, and that 
" Aylmer Lodge would do what was right by them," (meaning Ridgely Lodge). 

Relying on this direction and promise, and by the physician's instructions, 
Ridgely Lodge accordingly procured the services of a professional nurse from 
the City of London, whose terms were $10 a week and travelling expenses, and 
this is admitted by the parties to be a reasonable sum. 

On the 26th Nov,, a few days after the conversation by telephone afore- 
mentioned, Ridgely Lodge wrote Aylmer Lodge more fully concerning the sick 
Brother's condition and the employment of the nurse. 

On the 2nd of December, the Secretary of Aylmer Lodge reported to his 
Lodge the conversation which he had with Ridgely Lodge concerning the 



1893] GRANDLODGE OF ONTARIO. 5629 



sick Brother, and added also that they had agreed in getting a nurse to wait 
on the sick Brother. 

On the nth December, Ridgely Lodge wrote Aylmer, enquiring why the 
latter Lodge had not answered their letter of the 26th of November. It is 
important here to note that this letter was not answered, nor was any direct 
answer given by Aylmer Lodge as to the amount allowed by them for a nurse, 
until the 16th of December, when they wrote Ridgely Lodge that their by- 
laws allow only $6.00 a week. This was nearly three weeks after the nurse 
had been employed, and during a most critical stage of the patient's illness. 
Ridgely Lodge says, that to have discharged the nurse then would have been 
an inhuman act, and your Committee agree with them. 

The nurse's services were continued by the physician's advice for a total 
period of ten weeks, at $10.00 a week and $500 for travelling expenses, mak- 
ing $105 00. Of this sum Aylmer has paid $60.00, being at the rate of $6. 00 a 
week, and the balance claimed by Ridgely Lodge is $46.40, including notarial 
fees upon a draft for such balance which was dishonored by Aylmer Lodge. 

The question now presents itself, Is Aylmer Lodge, under the above 
facts, liable for the said balance ? 

Your Committee have not overlooked the law as laid down in Digest, Sees. 
119, I2 °. I2i, 122, 123 and other sections, where it is held that the amount 
mast be regulated by the sum allowed by the by-laws. 

But in this case your Committee are unanimously of the opinion tha 
Aylmer Lodge would be liable for any reasonable sum expended by Ridgely 
Lodge for nursing even were it in excess of the amount allowed by their 
by-laws. 

In this case it was the bounden duty of the Secretary of Aylmer Lodge 
to have promptly given a direct answer to the Secretary of Ridgely Lodge, 
enquiring at the outset of the illness. If he did not know what sum the by- 
laws allowed, it was his duty to have so informed Ridgely Lodge, and he 
should not have authorized the latter Lodge to employ a nurse under the 
promise that Aylmer Lodge would do what was right in the payment of that 
nurse. In any event, three weeks after they were in full possession of the 
facts, was a most unreasonably long time to take to look into their own 
by-laws and inform Ridgely Lodge as to the limit allowed for nurses. During 
this time, and relying on the Secretary's said promise, Ridgley Lodge had 
engaged the nurse, and the other Lodge had been notified of the terms of 
such engagement, and no dissent was expressed till the 16th of December. 

Further, your Committee observe, in examining the by-laws of Aylmer 
Lodge, that no fixed sum is payable for nurses. The Visiting Committee are 
merely directed to employ a competent nurse to attend the sick Brother, to 
be paid from the funds of the Lodge, and your Committee consequently 
think that this part of the appeal, independent of the acts of Aylmer Lodge's 
Secretary in the premises, is governed by Sec. 120, White's Digest, and that 
Aylmer Lodge is liable for the sum claimed. 

Your Committee now recommend that the appeal of Ridgely Lodge 
against the action of Aylmer Lodge be sustained and that the latter Lodge be, 
and they are hereby directed to pay forthwith to Ridgely Lodge, the sum of 
$46.40, being $45.00, the balance claimed for nurse's fees, and $1.40 for said 
notarial charges. 

Resolved, — That the foregoing report be adopted. 

W. MACDIARMID. 



5630 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



REPORT No 23— Rep. J. J. Manning, from the same Com- 
mittee, made the following report, which was adopted :— 
To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. ; 

A. R. Rowland 

vs. 

Eastern Star Lodge, No. 72. 

Your Committee on Appeals, to whom was referred the various Appeals 
of Rowland vs. Eastern Star Lodge, beg leave to report as follows : — 

This appellant comes before this Grand Lodge, with no less than five : 
appeals contained in over fifty pages of written matter, and containing refe 
rences to as many more pages of Lodge minutes. 

The duties of your Committee at the present session are so extensive iir 
other matters laid before them that it will be impossible for the Committee to 
set out each of the many specifications laid in these complaints, and to deal 
with the same in this report. We must, therefore, ask this Grand Body to be 
content with a general statement of the charges laid and of this Committee's 
findings thereon : — 

1. As to the appeal against the action of the Grand Master in refusing an 
arrest of judgment of said Lodge in expelling the appellant, your Committee 
find that by section no of the Grand Lodge Constitution, the granting or 
refusing of this arrest, is a matter wholly within the discretion of the Grand 
Master, and the Grand Master having exercised that discretion in this matter, . 
his action therein is not a subject for review or appeal. 

Your Committee, therefore, recommend that the appeal in this paragraph 
be dismissed. 

2. As to the protest of the appellant, against the right of Representatives 
Robson and Wilson, to sit at this session of Grand Lodge, as Representatives 
of Eastern Star Lodge, your Committee find that on 4th April, 1893, the 
appellant was expelled from the said Lodge and was at the time of his making 
said protest, and still is an expelled member. Therefore, the appellant has no 
right to question the act of said Lodge in the premises. 

As a matter of fact, said Bro. Wilson is not a Representative of said 
Lodge. 

We therefore recommend that such protest be not sustained. 

3. As to the appellant's appeal against the action of the District Com- 
mittee, in refusing to give him a new trial or hear his appeal, it appears from 
the record that the appellant did not comply with the requirements of section 
104, Grand Lodge Constitution, regarding " Petitions in Error," and no proof 
is adduced to the contrary by the appellant. 

We therefore recommend that the appeal in this paragraph mentioned, 
together with all other appeals of the appellant to the said District Committee 
be dismissed. 

4. As to the appeal of said appellant to this Grand Lodge, against the 
action and finding of Eastern Star Lodge, respecting a meeting held on 4th 
October, 1892, regarding a ballot had on the expulsion of a member and other 
matters, your Committee regard the charge as frivolous and recommend that 
it be not sustained 

5. As to the appellant's complaint against Bro. D. Wilson, N.G. , of 
Eastern Star Lodge, for permitting said Lodge to wear Lodge regalia at a 
funeral, your Committee agree that there was a violation of the law ; as a 
matter of fact the N. G. pleads guilty and attempts to justify the act on the 
following grounds : — 1st, that the N. G. himself was at the time the subject 
of an undecided charge, and had been released by resolution of the Lodge 



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from the duties of his office, pending the decision thereof. 2nd, that the D. 
D.G.M., was also present at the funeral and made no objection to the wearing 
of such regalia ; and that the Lodge had done the same on prior like occasions. 

While we believe the N.G. was misled by these facts, your Com- 
mittee desire to say that such a resolution was illegal, and did not relieve 
the N.G. from the functions of his office ; neither did the previous wearing of 
the regalia in the presence of the D.D.G. M., justify their action in wearing 
Lodge regalia in the absence of the required dispensation. 

Your Committee feel that no action is necessary in the matter, except 
the expression herein of their disapproval of the wearing of Lodge regalia at 
funerals. 

6. As to the complaint of the appellant against the action of Eastern 
Star Lodge, on the charges preferred by appellant against Bro. Wm. Robson, 

Your Committee are of the opinion that the reprimand administered to 
Bro. Robson in the report of the Trial Committee was under provocation 
sufficient punishment for his conduct, and accordingly we recommend that 
the appeal herein be dismissed. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 

Representatives J. E. Farewell and Hy. White, members of this Com- 
mittee, took no part in the above decisions. Rep. Farewell being a member 
of Eastern Star Lodge, and Rep. White having been consulted professionally 
by the appellant respecting the matters in appeal. 

Your Committee move the adoption of this report. 

J. J. MANNING. 

REPORT No. 24-Rep. J. H. Magill, from the same Commit- 
tee, made the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F.: 

In re Hassard, Garnet Lodge, No 139 

vs. 

Teeswater Lodge, No. 183. 

Your Committee on Appeals beg to report after investigating the matter 
as far as possible, and after hearing the representatives of the above Lodges, 
that a reasonable time should be allowed the defendant Lodge to perfect 
.their case, they apparently being at a disadvantage in this particular, and 
your Committee therefore recommend that the case be referred in the interests 
of all parties concerned to the District Committee of District No. 23 for 
adjudication and decision with instructions to said District Committee to 
investigate, hear and determine the matter within three months from this 
reference. 



Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 



J. H. MAGILL. 



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REPORT No. 25— Rep. Alf. Coyell, from the same Committee, 
made the following report : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

In re Appeal, R. Ronan ) 

vs. > 

Grand Master and D.D.G.M. District 39. ) 

Your Committee on Appeals beg to report that : — 

Whereas there is a material variance between the Constitution laid down 
for Degree Lodges and the By-Laws of Victoria Degree Lodge, No. 21, regu- 
lating elections of officers, 

And whereas the election complained of herein was not carried out in 
conformity with the requirements of said Constitution, 

Your Committee are of opinion that the'election appealed against was 
illegal, and that the proceedings at the nomination and election of Degree 
Master in the above Lodge, in December, 1892, are void, and that a new elec- 
tion should be held. 

Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

A. COYELL. 

Rep. F. M. Clark, seconded by Rep. A. W. Cameron, moved 
that the report be recommitted to the Committee with instruc- 
tions, which was not agreed to. 

The report was adopted. 

The following was adopted : On motion of Rep. Jno. Donogh, 
P.G.M., seconded by Rep. Ellis, they having voted in the 
majority when the report was adopted : — 

Jtesolved, — That the report of the Committee on Districts, which was 
adopted at yesterday's session be now reconsidered, and that the said report 
be referred back to the Committee to reconsider. 

REPORT No- 26— Rep. J. A. Morton, from the Committee on 
Laws of Subordinates, made the following report, which, on 
motion of Rep. R. W. Bell, P.G.M., seconded by Rep. W. H. 
Cole, P.G.M., was recommitted to the Committee with instruc- 
tions to reconsider their report so far as it relates to the By-laws 
of Otonabee Lodge, No. 13, viz: to strike out the reference to 
By-law No. 48, in said report. 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Your Committee on Laws of Subordinates appointed to examine the 
Constitution, By-laws and amendments thereto of Subordinate Lodges, sub- 
mit the following report : — 

During the past year a large number of By-laws and amendments have 
been submitted, all of which were carefully examined by the Chairman of 
this Committee, and a detailed report thereon with corrections (where re- 



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quired) sent to each Lodge through the Grand Secretary with as little delay- 
as possible. 

The authorities for such corrections will be found attached to this re- 
port. 

During the present session your Committee have jointly gone over the 
work, done during the interim and would recommend that the By-laws as 
submitted, with the corrections as made by the Chairman of this Committee 
and further revised by the full Committee, and appended to this report, be 
adopted. 

Your Committee would again call the attention of the Lodges to Clause 
70 of the Constitution requiring all By-laws and amendments to be submitted 
in duplicate authenticated by the Seal of the Lodge and signatures of the 
Noble Grand and Secretary. Notwithstanding the fact that the attention of 
the Lodges has been repeatedly called by this Committee to their delinquency 
in this respect, many Lodges persist in noncompliance with the law, thus 
making it necessary for the Chairman to return all such By-laws and amend- 
ments, thereby entailing loss of time, expense and delays which would have 
been avoided by simply complying with the law. 

Quite a number of intricate and obscurely worded By-laws have been 
submitted for approval which while not in themselves illegal, were susceptible 
of varied construction and liable to cause confusion. The Chaiman deeming 
it in the interest of the Lodges that amendments should be made in the ver- 
biage, offered such variations as his experience suggested and it is a matter 
of gtatification to your Committee that the recommendations of the Chairman 
have invariably been thankfully acknowledged and cheerfully adopted. 

Your Committee fully endorses the recommendation of the Grand 
Secretary in Clause 21 of his report, viz, that the Constitution of Subordinates 
be supplied to Lodges at the actual cost of printing the same. 

This Committee further recommends that By-law 41 of this Grand Body 
be amended by striking out the word "five" and inserting in lieu thereof 
the word " three " — believing from experience that the work of this Com- 
mittee can be as efficiently performed by three members as by five, and with 
a considerable saving of expense to Grand Lodge. 

In 1890 that clause which assumed to confer on Subordinate Lodges the 
power to pass By-laws providing for the payment to a brother of a Funeral 
Benefit on the demise of his wife was eliminated from the Constitution of 
Subordinates. Through inadvertence a number of By-laws containing pro- 
vision for payment of such a " Funeral Benefit" have been returned to the 
Lodges without comment thereon. We desire to call attention of our Lodges 
to this fact that such amendment may be made as will make the By-laws of 
each Subordinate Lodge conform to existing law. 

Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 

WM. A. RAWLINGS. 
J. A. MORTON. 
D. ROBERTSON 

Cataraqui Lodge, No. 10. 

Two copies of By-laws in proof sheet submitted. 
55. Clause 22, strike out " $1.50 " and insert " $2.00." 

55. Same Clause, strike out "25 " and insert an amount equal to two dollars 
per week, also strike out "excepting Sunday." (See Constitution, Clause 51.) 
Balance of By-laws approved. 

Second Report. 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws submitted, amended as per previous 
report of this Committee and approved. 



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Otonabee Lodge, No. 13. 

Two copies of amendments to Clauses 39 and 48 of By-laws submitted. 

Amendment to Clause 48 illegal, strike out " six " where it occurs the first 
time and insert " twelve " and strike out "two dollars per week for the second 
six months." 

Amendment to Clause 39 approved. 

Second Report. 
Two copies of amendment to Clause 53 of By-laws submitted and approved. 

Union Lodge, No. 16. 

Two copies of amendments to Clause 39 of By-laws in reference to funeral and 
sick benefits submitted and approved. 

Second Report. 

Two copies of amendments to By-laws in reference to gratuity to Widows 
submitted and approved. 

Chatham Lodge, No. 20. 

Two copies of new By-law, No. 65 a, in reference to providing a Conting- 
ent Fund submitted and approved. 

St. Mary's Lodge, No. 36. 

Two copies of amendments to Clauses 34, 35, 36, and 43 of By-laws submitted 
not properly certified. 

2. Signature of Noble Grand omitted. 

55. Amendment to Clause 43, strike out "one dollar" in 27th line and insert 
" two dollars " and after " week " in same line insert " for fifty two weeks of con- 
tinuous disability." t 

Amendments to Clauses 34, 35, and 36 approved. 

Ottawa District, No. 39. 

One copy of By-lawo of Ottawa District Committee submitted. 
According to the amendments adopted by the Grand Lodge at the last session 
the Secretary is appointed not elected. 
Balance of By-laws approved. 

Mount Zion Lodge, No. 46. 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws submitted. 

Clause 42, strike out "5.00" and insert " 5.20." 
Note for Lodge 

If the amount payable to the orphan child or children as provided in 
Clause 62, is in addition to that paid the Widow the By-law is all right, but if it 
is the amount the Widow is to receive and in case of her death before the amount 
is paid, then to be paid for the benefit of the children, strike out all after children 
in 9th line, being a gratuity, the whole amount must be paid to her children or 
heirs. 

Unity Lodge, No. 47. 

Two copies of amendments to Clauses 3, 4, and 5 of By-laws, in reference to 
admission fees and charges for Degrees, submitted and approved. 



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Second Report. 

Two copies of By-laws in MS8. submitted. 

43. Clause 7, strike out " and 5 cents for the Special Expense Fund." 

5. Clause 12, after " done " insert " by a P. G. or N. G." 

43. Clause 39, strike out " 5 cents from the quarterly contributions of each 
brother, to which may be added." 

42. Clause 42, strike out "Lodge " where it occurs the last time and insert 
" Order." 

55. Clause 46, strike out "$1.00 " where it occurs the first time and insert 
" $2.00." 

55. Same clause strike out " 25 cents " and insert " an amount equal to $2.00 
per week." 

41. Clause 48, strike out "legal representatives " and insert " for the benefit 
of." 

After "widows" in last line of next paragraph add "in the latter case 
to be paid from the General Fund." 

That portion of Clause 46, which reads as follows " Provided also that shouM 
any brother receiving benefits for any sickness or disability be reported recovered 
and able to attend to his usual occupation, have a relapse or be taken sick or dis- 
abled again within sixty days of his reported recovery, then such brother shall 
only be entitled to receive such benefits as he would have continued to receive 
had he not been reported recovered, according to the rate of benefits specified by 
this By-law." 

Not approved, Grand Master decides it illegal. 

Dominion Lodge, No. 48. 

Two copies of new By-law No. 35, submitted and approved, not properly cer- 
tified, signature of Noble Grand omitted. 

Otter Lodge, No. 50. 

Two copies of By-laws and two copies of amendments submitted. 

42. Clause 44, page 36, strike out "Lodge, except on first mortgage on real 
estate " and insert " Order." 

15. Clause 53, strike out "any cause other than." 

52. Clause 64, after "membership " insert "he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of wnich must be entered on the min- 
utes." 

27. Clause 69, after " members " insert " may wear " and strike out " Subor- 
dinate Lodge." 

29 & 44. Strike out the Form of Prayers. 

41. Amendment to Clause 58, add to this clause, " in the latter case to be 
paid from the General Fund," balance of amendments approved. 

Covenant Lodge, No. 52. 

Two copies of amendment to By-laws submitted and approved. 

Barrie Lodge, No. 63. 

Two copies of amendments to Clauses 36 and 56 of By-laws submitted and ap- 
proved. 

Exeter Lodge, No. 67. 
Two copies of Constitution and By-laws submitted and approved. 

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Second Report. 
Two copies of Constitution and By-laws submitted and approved. 

North Star Lodge, No. 68. 

Two copies of amendments to Clause 50, of By-laws in reference to benefits 
to widows, also a new By-law, No. 52-| in reference to benefits on the decease of 
the wife of a brother, submitted and approved. 

Bothwell Lodge, No. 74. 

Two copies of By-laws in MSS. submitted. 

65. Clause 12, strike out " $1.00 " and insert " $2.00." 

42. Clause 17, strike out "Lodge "and insert "Order." 

50. Clause 20, strike out all after "first" in 14th line to and including 
** months " where it occurs the second time and insert "fifty-two weeks of con- 
tinuous sickness." 

46. Clause 26, strike out " or should his widow afterwards die," also strike 
out Clause 28. 

47. Clause 34, after "shall " in 3rd line insert " after due trial." 

Amity Lodge, No. 80. 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws also two copies of amendment to 

Clause 37, submitted. 

55. Clause 60, strike out " $1.50 " on page 38 and insert $2.00." 

50. Also strike out " 75 cents " on page 39 and insert " $1.00." 

52. Clause 81, after "membership" in 4th line insert "he having been first 

notified of the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on 

the minutes." 

44. Strike out the Form of Prayers. 
Amendment to Clause 37, approved. 

Belleville Lodge, No. 8i. 

Two copies of By-laws with amendments submitted. 

I. Constitution incorrect. 

II. Clause 4, add to this clause " or conferring Degrees." 

42. Clause 44, page 38, strike out " Lodge " on 5th line and insert " Order." 
55. Clause 47, strike out "$1.00" wherever it occurs and insert "$2.00." 
Also add to this clause : 

45. "A member admitted on an unexpired Withdrawal Card shall be entitled 
to benefits immediately upon admission to membership." 

44. Strike out Form of Prayers. 

Second Report. 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws submitted. 
1. Constitution incorrect. 
By-laws as amended approved. 

Constellation Lodge, No. 85. 

Two copies of By-laws in proof sheet submitted. 

7. Clause 18, after " Lodge " in 22nd line insert "except the vote be by 
ballot. " 

6. Clause 20, strike out " report the same " and insert "announce the con- 
dition of the vote." 

Clause 45, strike out " pink and royal blue " and insert "first and second," 
also strike out " scarlet " and after " Degree " insert "of Truth." 



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GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5C37 



55. Clause 59, strike out "scarlet " and after " Degree" insert " of Truth ;" 
strikeout "royal blue" and after "Degree" insert " of brotherly love;" also 
strike out "$1.00 " and insert "$2.00 ;" also add to Clause 59, the following : 

45. "A member admitted on an unexpired Withdrawal Card shall be entitled 
to benefits immediately upon admission to membership." 

Clause 61, strike out " scarlet " and after " Degree " insert " of Truth ;" also 
strike out "royal blue " and after " Degree " insert " of brotherly love." 

Clause 67, strike out " scarlet " and after ' ' Degree " insert " of Truth." 

45. Clause 70, add to this clause "except members admitted by card." 
15. Clause 72, after " suspended " insert " for non-payment of dues." 

52. Clause 77, after " membership " insert " he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the 
minutes." 

47. Clause 79, after " shall " in 11th line insert " after due trial." 

47. Clause 81, after " shall " in 3rd line insert "after due trial." 

48. Clause 83, after " Lodge " in 2nd line insert "on the form provided by 
the Grand Lodge." 

Clause 88, strike out " scarlet " and after " Degree " insert " of Truth." 

Ivy Lodge, No. 90. 

Two copies of By-laws in proof sheet submitted. 

11. Clause 5, add to this clause "or conferring Degrees." 

12. Clause 45, s 1 rike out entire clause. 

46. Clause 54, strike out " or should his widow afterwards die." 
46. Clause 56, strike out entire clause. 

52. Clause 63, after " membership " insert " he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the min- 
utes." 

27. Clause 68, after " members" insert "may wear " and strike out " Subor- 
dinate Lodge." 

22. Clause 69, after " Degrees " in 1st line, insert " and ballotting thereon " 
and strike out all after " Truth " in 2nd line. 

35. New Clause 38, strike out " and Widows' and Orphans' Fund." 

Grand River Lodge, No. 91. 

Two copies of amendment to Clause 29 of By-laws, submitted and approved. 

Grand Union Lodge, No. 97. 

Two copies of amendment to Clause 37 of By-laws in reference to dues, sub- 
mitted and approved. 

Cataract Lodge, No. 103. 

Two copies of amendments to Clauses 46, 53 and 55 of By-laws submitted 
not properly certified, signature of Noble Grand and Secretary omitted ; amend- 
ments approved. 

Waterloo Lodge, No. 107. 

Two copies of new By-law No. 7, in reference to calling special meetings, 
submitted and approved. 

Streetsville Lodge, No. 122. 

2. Two copies of the Constitution and By-laws of Grand River Lodge No. 
91, adopted by this Lodge with certain changes, also one copy of amendments sub- 
mitted, not certified. 

55. Amendment to Clause 44, strike out "$1.00" and insert "$2.00." Bal- 
ance of By-laws and amendments approved. 



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Dresden Lodge, No. 124. 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws submitted. 

48. By-laws Clause 5, after " certificate " insert "on the form provided by 
the Grand Lodge." 

55. Clause 44, strike out " $1.50, also $1.00 ;" and insert " $2.00 ; " also add to 
this clause the following :— 

45, "A member admitted on an unexpired Withdrawal Card shall be entitled 
to benefits immediately upon admission to membership." 

13. Clause 47, after "him" in 2nd line insert " pertaining to his rights to 
benefits." 

46. Clause 51, strike out "or should his widow afterwards die ;'' also strike 
out all after " fourth " in 11th line to " and" in 15th line. 

52. Clause 66, after "membership" insert "he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the minutes." 
Amendment to Clause 14 approved. 

Mizpah Lodge, No. 127. 

Two copies of By-laws in MSS. submitted. 

33. Clause 45, strike out the words "Sundays not to be counted in comput- 
ing sick benefits," also add to this clause the following: 

45. "A member admitted on an unexpired Withdrawal Card shall be entitled 
to benefits immediately upon admission to membership." 

Balance of By-laws approved. 

Peaceful Dove Lodge, No. 135. 

Two copies of amendments to Clauses 38, 46, and 54 of By-laws submitted and 
approved. 

Second Report. 

Two copies of amendments to Clauses 43, 55, 61, and 66 of By-laws submitted 
and approved. 

St. Lawrence Lodge, No. 137. 

Two copies of amendment to Clause 17 of By-laws submitted and approved. 

Listowel Lodge, No. 160. 

Two copies of By-laws and amendments submitted. 

48. Clause 5, after " certificate " insert " on the form provided by the Grand 
Lodge." 

32. Clause 7, strike out " and to act as outside conductor." 

Clause 30, amend this clause so that the dues shall not be less than ten cents 
per week (Constitution, Clause 47). 

42. Amendment to Clause 35, strike out "Lodge" in last line and insert 
"Order." 

15. New Clause 38 on page 3 of amendments, strike out " or any other cause.' 5 

44. Strike out Form of Prayers, 

1. Constitution incorrect. 9 

Second Report. 

Two copies of amendments to By-laws, with corrections as previously ordered 
by this Committee, submitted and approved. 

Simcoe Lodge, No. 161. 

Two copies of amendments to Clauses 35, 36, 37, and 38 of By-laws submitted 
and approved. 



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GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5639 



Second Report. 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws, also two copies of amendments, sub- 
mitted. 

1. Constitution incorrect. 

42. By-laws, Clause 42, strike out " Lodge" in 8th line and insert " Order." 
55. Clause 45, strike out " one dollar " and insert " two dollars." 
52. Clause 63, after " membership " insert " he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the minutes." 

47. Clause 67, after " shall " in 3rd line insert " after due trial." 
Amendment to Clause 66, not approved (see clauses 66, 67, and 68 of Constitu- 
tion). 

Other amendments approved. 

Oriental Lodge, No. 163. 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws submitted. 

52. Clause 57, after "membership " insert "he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the min- 
utes." 

27. Clause 63, after " members " insert " may wear " and strike out " Subor- 
dinate Lodge." 

Grey Lodge, No. 169. 

Two copies of By-laws in MSS. submitted. 

48. Clause 2, after " examination " insert " in accordance with the form pro- 
vided by fhe Grand Lodge." 

55. Clause 44, strikeout "$1.00 also $1.50" and inssrt "$2.00" and add 
to the same clause the following : 

45. "A member admitted on an unexpired Withdrawal Card shall be entitled 
to benefits immediately upon admission to membership." 

52. Clause 58, after " membership " insert " he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the minutes " 

22. Clause 65, after " Degrees " in first line insert "and balloting thereon," 
and strike out all after " Truth." 

Balance of By-laws approved. 

Penetangore Lodge, No. 172. 

Two copies of By-laws, also two copies of amendments submitted. 
42. Clause 55, strike out " Lodge " in 9th line and insert " Order." 
45. Clause 58, add to this Clause, "a member admitted on an unexpired With- 
drawal Card shall be entitled to benefits immediately upon his admission to mem- 
bership.'' 

45. Clause 91, add to this Clause " except members admitted by card 
Amendments approved. 

Dolman Lodge, No. 174. 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws, also two copies of amendments to 
Clauses 36, 51, 53, and 54 submitted. 

I. Constitution incorrect. 

II. By-laws, Clause 5, add " or conferring degrees." 

42. Clause 41, strike out " Lodge " in eighth line and insert " Order." 
55. Clause 44, strike out " $1.50 " and insert "$2.00." 

46. Clause 54, strike out all after "be " in fourth line to end of clause. 
46. Clause 56, strike out entire clause. 

52. Clause 63, after " membership " insert "he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the 
minutes." 

27. Clause 68, after "members" insert "may wear " and strike out "Subor- 
dinate Lodge." 



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Clause 09, strike out all after " application " in third line and insert " and on 
presentation of a certificate from the P.S. he shall be balloted for " (see Constitu- 
tion, Clause 14). 

29 and 44. Strike out Form of Prayers. 

Amendments approved. 

Owen Sound Lodge, No. 180. 

Two copies of new By-law 41, in reference to sick benefits, submitted and 
approved. 

Albert Lodge, No. 194. 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws, also two copies of amendments to 
Clauses 22, 23, and 24 submitted. Amendments approved. 

55. By-laws, Clause 49, strike out " one dollar " and insert "two dollars," also 
add to this clause : 

45. " A member admitted on an unexpired Withdrawal Card shall be entitled 
to benefits immediately upon admission to membership.'' 

52. Clause 66, after "membership" insert "he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the 
minutes." 

29 and 44. Strike out the Form of Prayers. 

Minerva Lodge, No. 197. 

Two copies of amendments to Clauses 11, 40, 41, 60, 63, and 78 submitted and 
approved. 

Millbank Lodge, No. 209. 

Two copies of amendments to Clause 37 of By-laws submitted ana approved. 

Brucefield Lodge, No. 210. 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws with amendments submitted. 

42. Clause 40, strike out " Lodge " in 8th line and insert " Order." 

52. Clause 57, after "membership" insert "he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the minutes." 

55. Amendment to Clause 43, strike out "one dollar" and insert "two 
dollars;" also add to this clause : 

45. " A member admitted on an unexpired Withdrawal Card shall be entitled 
to benefits immediately upon admission to membership." 

Elmira Lodge, No. 216. 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws of Waterloo Lodge, adopted by El- 
mira Lodge, with certain amendments submitted. 

55. Clause 44, strike out "$1.25 " also "$1.00, " and insert "$2.00 " in each 
case. 

52. Clause 58, after "membership" insert "he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the minutes." 

48. Clause 19, after "examination" insert "on the form provided by the 
Grand Lodge." 

Balance of By-laws and amendments approved. 

Prince of Wales Lodge, No. 230. 

Two copies of By-laws in MSS. submitted. 

11. Clause 5, add to this clause "or conferring Degrees." 

25. Clause 17, strike out "the election for this office shall be annually, in 
July." 

42. Clause 45, strike out " Lodge " in 8th line and insert " Order." 

55. Clause 48, strike out "one dollar " and insert "two dollars." 

12. Clause 51, strike out entire clause. 



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52. Clause 61, after "membership" insert "he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which shall be entered on the minutes." 

27. Clause 69, after " members " insert " may wear " and strike out " Subor- 
dinate Lodge." 

Elora Lodge, No. 231. 

Two copies of By-laws in MSS. submitted, 

47. Clause 2, add to this clause the following : " after due trial in accordance 
with the Constitution." 

45. Clause 69, add to this clause the following : " A member admitted on an 
unexpired Withdrawal Card shall be entitled to benefits immediately upon admis- 
sion to membership." 

45. Clause 82, add to this clause, " except members admitted on an unexpired 
Withdrawal Card." 

15. Clause 85, strike out " or suspended for other cause." 

Farmersville Lodge, No. 237. 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws submitted. 
1. Constitution incorrect. 

48. By-laws, Clause 2, after "certificate" insert "on the form provided by 
the Grand Lodge." 

42. Clause 37, strike out u Lodge " in 7th line and insert "Order." 

55. Clause 42, strike out all after ' ' week " in 2nd line on page 34 and insert 
" if he shall not have attained the Degree of Truth $2.00 per week," also add to 
this clause : 

45. "A member admitted on an unexpired Withdrawal Card shall be entitled 
to benefits immediately upon admission to membership." 

13. Clause 49, after " matter " insert " pertaining to his rights to benefits." 

37. Clause 54, strike out ' ' per annum " 

52. Clause 62, add to this clause the following : "he having been first notified 
of the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the 
minutes." 

39. Clause 63, strike out " except the latter." 

18. Ulause 66, after "Degrees" in 1st line insert "and balloting thereon;" 
strike out all after " lodge " in 2nd line and insert " while open in the Degree of 
Truth." 

44. Strike out the Form of Prayers. 

Amendment to Clause 50 approved. 

Carleton Lodge, No. 240. 

Two copies of By-laws in MSS. submitted. 

48. Clause 1, after " certificate " insert "on the form provided by the Grand 
Lodge." 

38. Clause 5, strike out all after "following " to end of clause. 

42. Clause 41, strike out "Lodge " in 9th line and insert " Order." 

12. Clause 48, strike out entire clause. 

52. Clause 61, after " membership " insert " he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the min- 
utes." 

Balance of By-laws approved. 

Wilton Lodge, No. 242. 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws submitted. 

48. Clause 5, after "certificate " insert "on the form provided by the Grand 
Lodge." 

42. Clause 60, strike out " Lodge " in last line and insert " Order " 
Amendments to Clauses 42, 48 and 64 approved. 



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41. Amendment to Clause 71, add to this clause " if paid to the widows or 
orphans from the Widows' and Orphans' Fund until exhausted, if paid to depend- 
ant relatives from the General Fund." 

Balance of By-laws approved. 

Second Report. 
Two copies of Constitution on By-laws submitted and approved. 

Gold Hill Lodge, No. 261. 

2. Two copies of Constitution and By-laws, also one copy of amendment to 
Clause 37, submitted not properly certified. 

48. Clause 2, after "examination" insert "as per form provided by the 
Grand Lodge." 

30. Clause 37, after " brother" in (3th line insert "except unpaid benefits for 
a previous sickness." 

55. Clause 44, after " usual " insert "or other attainable;" also strike out 
"10 cents " and insert " $2.00 " and add to this clause the following : — 

45. " A member admitted on an unexpired Withdrawal Card shall be entitled 
to benefits immediately upon admission to membership." 

12. Clause 47. strike out entire clause. 

52. Clause 61, after "membership " insert " he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the min- 
utes." 

27. Clause 65, after " members " insert "may wear "and strike out " Subor- 
dinate Lodge." 

Amendment approved. 

Second Report. 

Two copies of amendment to Clause 37 of By-laws submitted. 
After "brother" in 6th line insert " except unpaid benefits for a previous 
sickness." 

Norwood Lodge, No. 262. 

2. One copy of By-laws and two copies of amendments to Clause 8 sub- 
mitted. 

48. By-laws, Clause 4, after " certificate " insert "on the form provided by 
the Grand Lodge " 

Clause 38, strike out "$5.00 " and insert "$5.20." 

42. Clause 43, strike out " Lodge " in 8th line and insert "Order." 
55. Clause 46, strike out " $1.00" and insert " $2.00." 

52. Clause 59, after " membership " insert "he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the 
minutes." 

44. Strike out the Form of Prayers. 

1. Constitution incorrect. 

Amendment approved. 

Second Report. 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws also two copies of amendment to 
Clause 8 of By-laws submitted. 

1. Constitution incorrect. 

48. By-laws, Clause 4, after "certificate" insert "on the form provided by 
the Grand Lodge." 

57. Amend Clause 38, so that the dues shall not be less than ten cents per 
week. 

42. Clause 43, strike out " Lodge " in 8th line and insert " Order." 

55. Clause 46, strike out " $1.00 " and insert " $2.00," also add to this clause 
the following : — 



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45. "A member admitted on an unexpired Withdrawal Card shall be 
entitled to benefits immediately upon his admission to membership." 

52. Clause 59, after "membership " insert "he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the 
minutes. " 

44. Strike out the Form of Prayers. 

Amendment to Clause 8, changing the evenings of meeting, approved. 

Algoma Lodge, No. 267. 

2. One copy of By-laws and two copies of amendments to Clauses 18, 38 and 
40 submitted. 

48. Clause 3, after " certificate " insert " on the form provided by the Grand 
Lodge." 

42. Clause 43, strike out "Lodge " in 8th line and insert "Order." 

46. Clause 54, strike out entire clause. 

52. Clause 62, after " membership " insert the following : '' He having been 
first notified of the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered 
on the minutes." 

30. Amendment to Clause 38, after "brother," where it occurs the fourth 
time, insert " except unpaid benefits for a previous sickness." 

45. Amendment to Clause 46, add the following : "A member admitted on 
an unexpired Withdrawal Card shall be entitled to benefits immediately upon 
admission to membership." 

44. Strike out Form of Prayers. 

Second Report . 
Two copies of amendments to By-laws in MSS. submitted and approved. 

North Bay Lodge, No. 271. 

Two copies of amendments to Clauses 63, 72, 74, 76, also new Clause 74 a, sub- 
mitted and approved. 

Hastings Lodge, No. 273. 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws, also two copies of amendments, sub- 
mitted. 

48. Clause 6, after "certificate " insert " on the form provided by the Grand 
Lodge." 

55. Clause 46, strike out " $1.50 " and insert " $2.00, " also add to Clause 46 
the following : — 

45. " A member admitted on an unexpired Withdrawal Card shall be en- 
titled to benefits immediately upon admission to membership." 

52. ^ Clause 63, after "membership" insert "he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the 
minutes." 

29 & 44. Strike out Form of Prayers. 

Amendment to Clause 48, and new Clauses 30^ and 48J approved. 

50. Amendment to Clause 46, not approved." 

Fairy Lodge, No. 275. 
Two copies of amendment to Clause 44 of By-laws submitted and approved. 

Lyn Lodge, No. 284. 

2. Two copies of Constitution and' By-laws submitted, not certified ; Seal of 
Lodge and signatures of N. G. and Secretary omitted ; By-laws approved except 
Clauses 48, 49 and 50_ which are incomplete, and would advise the Lodge to fill in 
the amounts payable in each case in Clauses 48 and 49 ; also state the amount of 



5644 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



gratuity and how payable in Clause 50, if it is the intention of the Lodge to have 
such a By-law and forward to this Committee properly certified in duplicate for 
approval. 

Second Report. 

Two copies of amendments to Clauses 48 and 49 submitted and approved. 

Ripley Lodge, No 287 

Two copies of Constitution and By-laws submitted. 

55. Clause 35, strike out " twenty-six " and insert " fifty-two ;" also strike 
out ■' $1.50" and insert "$2.00." 

Thomasburg Lodge, No. 293. 

2. Two copies of By-laws in MSS. submitted not certified. 

48. Clause '6, after "Physician" insert "selected by the Lodge;" after " form " 
insert " provided by the Grand Lodge," and strike out all after " Lodge " in the 
8th line. 

11. Clause 5, add to this clause "or conferring Degrees." 

52. Clause 62, after "membership " insert " he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which shall be entered on the 
minutes." 

27. Clause 67, after "members" insert "may wear" and strike out 
"Subordinate Lodge." 

Clause 69, after " Degrees " insert "and balloting thereon" and strike out 
remainder of clause. 

Balance of By-laws approved. 

Second Report 
Two copies of amendment to Clause 35 submitted and approved. 

Manotick Lodge, No. 295. 

2. Two copies of Constitution and By-laws submitted, only one copy pro- 
perly certified. 

38. Clause 7, after " when " insert " by resolution passed at the preceding 
regular meeting the Lodge may omit such meeting." 

42. Clause 40, strike out " Lodge " in 8th line and insert " Order." 

Clause 43, add to this clause the following : — 

45. "A member admitted on an unexpired Withdrawal Card shall be 
entitled to benefits immediately upon admission to membership." 

52. Clause 58, after "membership " insert "he having been first notified of 
the action that would be taken, a record of which must be entered on the 
minutes." # >} 

45. Clause 65, add to this clause " except members admitted by card.' 

May Queen, No. 5. 

Degree of Rebekah. 

Two copies of By-laws in proof sheet submitted. 
Clause 2 does not enbrace all Who are eligible for membership. 
Clause 4, strike out " Chaplain and Organist " (they are not officers of the 
Lodge). 

Clause 6, after " made " insert "only " and strike out " and on. 

Clause 18, after " votes" in fifth line insert "except the vote be by ballot." 

Naomi Lodge, No. 6. 

Degree of Rebekah. 

Two copies of By-laws and amendments submitted 

Clause 2, does not embrace all who are eligible for membership. 



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Clause 21, after "the " in second line where it occurs the first time insert 
" two meetings " and strike out "and at the time of election." 

Amendment changing meetings from "alternate " to every Tuesday, approved. 

Edna Lodge, No. 14. 
Degree of Rebekah. 

Two copies of new By-law in reference to the duties of the Visiting Com- 
mittee, submitted and approved. 

Olive Branch Lodge, No. 16. 

Degree of Rebekah. 

Two copies of amendments to Clauses 7 and 8 of By-laws submitted and ap- 
proved. 

Floral Lodge, No. 20. 

Degree of Rebekah. 

One copy of By-laws in MS. submitted. 

Clause 38, after " shall " in third line insert " after due trial." 

Donalda Lodge, No. 20. 

Degree of Rtbekah. 

One copy of By-laws in MS. submitted not certified. 
Clause 3, strike out "five " in both places and insert " three." 
Clause 15, after "the" where it occurs the first time insert "two" and strike 
out " and at the time of election." 

Clause 16, strike out all after " V.G-." in second line to end of clause. 

Inglewood Lodge, No. 23. 
Degrpe of Rebekah. 
Two copies of By-laws submitted. 
29. Strike out Form of Prayers and Odes. 
By-laws approved. 

AUTHORITIES FOR CORRECTIONS. 

AKKANGED BY COMMITTEE ON LAWS OF SUBOEDINATES, 1892-93. 

1. Lodges having Constitution, Rules of Order, or Rules of Procedure on 
Trials incorrect, are referred to revised Const. Jour., 1890, Appendix, and Journal 
of Grand Lodge Ont., 1892, page 5331. 

2. Duplicate copies of By-laws, authenticated by the Seal of Lodge and 
signature of N. G. and Secretary must be submitted. — Const. Sub., Clause 70. 

3. Membership cannot be restricted to persons not over a certain age. — 
Digest, S.G.L., 1883, 605 ; 1889, 492. 

4. Blank votes must be counted.— Digest 1889, S.G.L., 1009. 

5. P.G.'s charge can only be given by a P.G., or N.G. — Digest 1889, 
S.G.L., 676. 

6. The V.G. may assist at the examination of a ballot and announce the con- 
dition of the vote, but the N.G. alone declares the result. — Digest 1889, S.G.L., 
660. 

7. N.G. can vote same as other members at an election by ballot (for a 
candidate or an officer) but has no casting vote ; when the vote is an open one he 



564<6 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



has only a casting vote in cases of tie. — Book of Laws, page 33, Note 105 ; also 
Jour. 1880, page 1924. 

8. In the absence of the N.G. the V.G. takes the chair.— Digest 1889, 
S.G.L. 1054. 

9. Subordinates cannot alter Rules of Order. — Rule XXI. 

10. Junior P.G. cannot be fined as an officer. — Digest 1889, S.G.L. , 1061. 

11. No one can enter or retire from lodge-room during initiation or confer- 
ing degrees. — Book or Laws, page 28— Notes 69, 70. Jour. S.G.L., 1884, pages 
9736, 9802. 

12. A Lodge cannot refuse benefits to a Brother leaving its jurisdiction while 
sick.— Digest 1889, S.G.L., 73. 

13. A member under charges retains all his rights except those specified in 
Digest 1889, S.G.L., 779. 

14. N.G. can only fill vacancies in committees originally appointed by him. 
—Jour. G.L. of Ontario, page 1245. 

15. A member suspended for cause (other than non-payment of dues) returns 
to the full enjoyment of his position in the Lodge at the expiration of his term of 
suspension. -Digest 1889, S.G.L., 779. 

16. Cannot refuse a widow or orphans benefits because she or they may be 
inmates of some charitable institution. — Jour, of Ontario, 1875, page 1407. 

17. By-laws cannot be suspended on motion. — Digest 1889, S.G.L., 155. 

18. Degrees must be applied for and balloted for when the Lodge is open in 
the Degree of Truth.— Digest 1889, S.G.L., 307.— Const. Clause 14. 

19. Lodge cannot make a by-law dispensing with payment of benefits. — 
Digest 1889, S.G.L., 8. 

20. The sitting Past Grand should not be fined because the Returns to the 
G.L. have not been made out and forwarded.— Book of Laws, page 36. 

21. Terms of office commence in January, if annual.— Const. Subordinates, 
Clause 38. 

22. All the business of the Subordinate Lodge must be transacted in the 
Degree of Truth.— Digest 1889, S.G.L., 1458. 

23. A member in arrears may visit his own Lodge until suspended, but is not 
entitled to vote.— Digest 1889, S.G.L., 1701. 

24. N.G. alone can call special meetings or V.G. in the absence (from town) 
of the N.G.— Const. Subordinates, Clause 38. 

25. All officers must be elected each term. —Const. Subordinates, Clause 22. 

26. Lodges cannot make a By-law refusing a sick Brother benefits who may 
be out of his house after certain hours in the evening. — Jour, of Ontario, 1878, 
page 92. 

27. Encampment regalia may be worn in Subordinate Lodges by Encamp- 
ment members. -Jour. S.G.L., 1882. pages 8993, 9095. 

28. During a ballot members may be admitted (Book of Laws, page 32, note 
92), and at any time except during opening, initiations and conferring Degrees.— 
Book of Laws, page 33, note 106. 

29. The S.G.L. prohibits Lodges and individuals printing its forms.— Digest 
1889, S.G.L., 1744-1745. 

30. No claim can be allowed as an offset for dues, except benefits for a 
previous sickness which have not been paid.— Jour, of Ontario, 1880, pages 1924, 
1979. 

31. The proposition fee of a rejected candidate should be returned him.— 
Book of Laws, page 28, note 68. 

32. It is a prerogative of the N.G. to appoint the V.G. or a P.G. to act a 
Outside Conductor. — Book of Laws, page 33, note 109. 

33. Continuous stipulated weekly benefits must be paid. —Digest 1889 
S.G.L., 10. 



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34. Degrees must be paid for in full before a ballot can be taken. — Const. 
Subordinates, Clause 14. 

35. Widows' and Orphans' Fund caunot be diverted from the purpose for 
which it was created. — Digest 1889, 410-411. 

36. A Lodge cannot refuse benefits to a Brother otherwise beneficial because 
he is an inmate of some public institution. — Digest 1889, 68. 

37. Lodges cannot pay Widows' and Orphans' Benefits by annuities.— Journal 
of Ontario, 1888, page 4412; Confirmed 1890, Jour., page 4871. 

38. A Lodge cannot by vote at a previous meeting change the regular meet- 
ing on account of a holiday falling on the same night. — Jour, of Ontario, 1891 
page 2119, but may by resolution omit such meeting. — Const. Subordinates' 
Clause 35. 

39. Where a Brother has been found guilty of crime and sentenced to im- 
prisonment by a court of law, the Lodge should cause a charge to be preferred and 
proceed with the trial.— Digest 1889, S.G.L. 1305, also Jour, of Ontario 1888 
page 4288. 

40. Constitution of Subordinates, Clause, 16, re Non- beneficial Degrees re- 
pealed.— Jour., 1889, page 4603. 

41. Benefits cannot be paid to the dependent relatives of a deceased Brother 
from the W. and O. Fund.— Jour. S.G.L., 1886, pages 10528-10661. 

42. Lodges are strictly prohibited from loaning their funds to members of the 
Order— Jour, of Ontario, 1888, page 4363, also 1889, page 4505— or investing in 
private enterprise. — Const., Clause 49. 

43. Lodges cannot set apart a portion of the dues to form a Contingent Fund 
—jour. S.G.L., 1888, pages 11372-11 398. -Const. Subordinates, Clause 45. 

44. Lodges opening and closing with prayer must use the new form adopted 
by the Sovereign Grand Lodge— Jour. S.G.L., pages 11773-11811. 

45. A member admitted on an unexpired Withdrawal Card shall be entitled 
to benefits immediately upon his admission to membership. — Cons. Subordinates 
Clause 56. 

46. A gratuity to a widow must be paid in full ; marriage or death does not 
release the Lodge from liability for any unpaid portion.— Jour. Ontario 1890 
page 4719. 

47. A Lodge cannot suspend or expel a member (unless for non-payment of 
dues) until he has first received a fair trial in accordance with the Constitution.— 
Const. Subordinates, Clause 58. 

48. A physician's certificate, on application for membership, must be on the 
form provided by the Grand Lodge.— Const. Subordinates, Clause 3. 

49. One ballot shall be taken for all the Degrees for which a member may 
apply. — Const. Subordinates, Clause 14. 

50. Weekly sick benefits cannot be reduced until a member has been in 
receipt of benefits continuously for twelve months.— Const., Clause 52, and then to 
not less than one dollar per week.— Jour. Ontario, 1891, page 5173. 

51. A gratuity to a widow must be paid to the widow, unless she was guilty 
of unbecoming conduct, or not capable of caring for her children.— Jour 1890 
pages 4820-4910. ' ' 

52. A member cannot be suspended for non-payment of dues until he has 
been first notified of the action that would be taken, a record of which must be 
entered on the minutes. — Digest S.G.L., 1889, Section 707. 

53. Funeral benefits must be paid, but only to dependent relatives — Dieest 
S.G.L., 1889, Section 99. 

54. A Lodge cannot charge more than one dollar for a Dismissal Certificate 
-Digest S.G.L. , 1889, Section 235. 

55 Weekly sick benefits must not be less than two dollars to every member 
for the first fifty-two weeks of continuous sickness or disability. — Journal Ontario 
1891, page 5173. 



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56. The fees for Degrees must not be less than two dollars each. — Const. 
Sub., Clause 46. 

57. Weekly dues must not be less than ten cents per week.— Const. Sub- 
Clause 47. 

REPORT No- 27-Rep. J. A. Morton, from the Committee on 
Laws of Subordinates, made the following amended report, 
which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F.: 

Your Committee on Laws of Subordinates, in accordance with the 
instructions of your Grand Body, amend that portion of their report relating 
to Otonabee Lodge, No 13, by striking out all reference to Clause 48 of its 
By-laws. 

W. A. RAWLINGS. 
J. H MORTON. 
D. ROBERTSON. 

REPORT No- 28— Rep. J. H. Parnell, from Special Com- 
mittee No. 4, made the following report, amended as directed 
by the Grand Lodge (Report No. 6 p. 5606) : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F.: 

Your Special Committee, to whom was referred the latter part of clause 
14 of the Grand Secretary's Report, beg leave to submit the following : — 

Brother Ormiston having for many years been a zealous and valuable 
member of this Grand Lodge, your Committee heartily endorse the sugges- 
tions of the Grand Secretary, and would respectfully recommend that our 
Representatives in the Sovereign Grand Lodge be directed to request that this 
Grand Lodge be authorized to recognize his services, and that the title o\ 
Past Grand Master be given to Bro. Ormiston — no such title having been 
given for the year in which he served as Grand Master. 

Your Committee move the adoption of the report. 
All of which is respectfully submittted. 

J. H. PARNELL, 

Chairman. 

REPORT No 29— Rep. J. McLurg, from the Committee on 
Legislation, made the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F.: 

Your Committee on Legislation to whom was referred the amendments 
proposed to Clauses 98 and 102 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws, beg to report 
and recommend the following : 

Amend Clause 98 by adding to the fourth line after the words "each year," 
the following : — 

Except in the case of newly instituted Lodges, which shall be entitled to 
elect such representatives as their membership may warrant, from their own 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5649 



Past Grands, or failing such, any Past Grand, in accordance with the pro- 
visions contained in Clause 99. 

Amend Clause 102 by striking out the word appointment in the third line 
and substitute therefor the word election. 

Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. McLURG. 

REPORT No- 30-Rep. T. Hayne, from Special Committee 
No. 2, made the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F.: 

We, your Special Committee No. 2, to whom was referred clause No. 31, 
of the Grand Master's Report, beg to submit the following : — 

That we, your Committee, heartily endorse the sentiments therein con- 
tained, and would call special attention to that portion of the Clause 31 which 
reminds us that in view of the shortness of life, it is necessary that we should 
do all we can now to alleviate the sufferings of others. Your Committee 
would also recommend that memorial notices of the death of Bro. G. P. Dick- 
son, P.G., and that of Bro. H. McAfee, P.G.M., be entered in the Journal of 
this Grand Lodge in the usual form. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

T. HAYNE. 

REPORT No. 31 -Rep. J. McLurg, from the Committee on 
Legislation, made the following report, which was adopted : 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F.; 

Your Committee on Legislation, to whom was referred Clause 18 of the 
Grand Secretary's Report, would submit the form annexed hereto as a proper 
and safe report and claim for sick benefits by non-resident members. 

Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. McLURG, 



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SICK BENEFIT CLAIM. 
To Lodge I.O.O.F. Ont. 

I, of 

State cause hereby declare that I am a member in good standing of 

and nature of Lodge, No I.O.O.F ,Ont. 

illness. 

That on the day of A. D , 18 1 was 

taken ill from 

Duration of that I remained continuously ill till the day of A. D. , 18 . . 

illness. and that during the time of such illness or disability, I was 

unable to, and did not attend to any work, trade, employment 
or business. 

Attending That during the said period I was attended by Dr 

Physician. f whose certificate is annexed hereto. 

State time and That on the .... day of A. D. , 18 . . . . I caused notice 

" ame , °l Lo Js e of illness to be given to Lodge, No. . . , I.O.O.F., of 

to which notice™, ../. , ° , - jt j i u • jt. x 

was <nven. ■* he certificate of said Lodge also being annexed hereto. 

And I declare the above statements to be true, upon my 
honor as an Oddfellow. 

Yours in F., L. and T., 

Beneficiary. 

Address. 



PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE. 

Physician is I. — This is to certify that Bro being a member 

requested to . , .. . _ _, 

give full parti- m good standing in Lodge, No was 

or injury. unable to follow any trade, employment or business, as set forth 



above by him, being afflicted with, 



State whether The cause of said illness or disability was as fo lows : — 

discharged from 
further attend- 
ance, or still 

under medical 

attendance, or 

still able to fol- 
low any trade, 
employment or 
business. 

That I was notified of his illness and began attendance upon 

him on the. .. .day of A D., 18... That I continued 

in attendance from that date to the day of A.D., 

at which date 

Physician. 



LODGE'S CERTIFICATE. 

We the undersigned Noble Grand and Recording Secretary of 

Lodge, No I.O.O.F., of certify that Bro duly 

notified this Lodge of his illness on the day of 18 

and that the Sick Committee visited the said Brother from time to time 
during such illness. We also certify that we have examined the declaration 
of the said Brother, and the certificate of the attending Physician, and declare 
the same to be true to the best of our knowledge and belief, and that the said 



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GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



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Brother was unable to follow any trade, employment or business during such 
period as stated in his declaration. 



LODGE 
SEAL. 



Noble Grand. 



Rec. Secretary. 

Note. — If the Brother be not near a Lodge, he will get the above Certi- 
ficate signed by a Justice of Peace or Clergyman, or, if under the care of an 
Odd Fellows' Relief Board, he will have it certified by the proper officers 
of the Board, striking out the words which do not apply. 



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REPORT No- 32-Rep. M. L. Weber, from the Committee 
on Mileage and Per Diem, made the following report, which was 
adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem beg to submit their final 
report and certify that they have carefully revised the mileage sheets prepared 
by the Grand Secretary, and have made such corrections as have been 
brought to their notice. 

Your Committee would recommend the payment to the Officers and 
Representatives, the amounts as shown on the book returned to the Treasurer, 
and recommend that the Grand Master issue his order on the Grand Treas- 
urer for the sum of five thousand one hnndred and seventy-one dollars 
{$5,171.00), to pay said mileage and per diem. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 

M. L. WEBER. 

REPORT No 33— Rep. A. M. Lafferty, from the Committee 
on Legislation, made the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Your Committee on Legislation, to whom was referred the question of 
"The advisability of the Grand Lodge appointing a Medical Examiner to 
examine and pass all medical papers, same as life insurance companies, before 
the applicant is admitted to the Initiatory Degree," beg to report, that they 
deem any legislation on the matter inexpedient, and ask to be discharged from 
further consideration of the question. 

Resolved,— That this report be adopted. 

ALFRED M. LAFFERTY. 

REPORT No- 34— Rep. A. H. Blackeby, from the Committee 
on Finance, made the following report, which was considered 
seriatim : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Your Committee on Finance beg leave to report that the following 
accounts be paid : 

Morgan, Puhl & Morris, badges $ 47 75 

Dominion Odd Fellow, printing reports 123 00 

Bro. Chas. Packert, auditor 25 50 

" A.C.Stewart, " 2670 

2. We recommend that the sessional officers be paid as follows : 

J . A, Young, Assistant Secretary, per diem $ 2 00 

A. Scott, official reporter " 5 °° 

Janitor I0 °° 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5653 



3. As a slight appreciation of the services during the year of Bro. W. A. 
Rawlings, we recommend a payment of $50. 

4. Having ascertained from Bro. Geo. Ross' Report that the affairs of 
Mystic Lodge have been finally wound up and that there remains to the 
credit of that Lodge the sum of $75. 70, we recommend the payment of 
$50 of this amount to the widow of the late Bro. Stock, in accordance with 
the wishes of the Brothers of the defunct Lodge ; and also the payment of 
$1.25, expenses incurred by Bro. Ross in closing up the affairs of the Lodge. 

5. That the salaries of the Grand Lodge Officers for the coming year be 
as follows : 

Grand Secretary $1 ,500 

Grand Treasurer 200 

6. There arise many occasions during the year when it would be exceed- 
ingly advantageous to the Order to have some person in authority in a 
position to do outside work. Weak Lodges might be strengthened by such a 
visit. Lodges that have got astray in the secret work could be set aright. 
Difficulties which an endless amount of correspondence might fail to straighten 
out could be surmounted by a few hours' interview. In all these cases no 
better qualified or more acceptable man could be chosen than our Grand 
Secretary, by whom our work in its most minute details has been thoroughly 
mastered and who is a recognized authority on the secret work. To enable 
our Secretary to perform these services to the Order it would be necessary 
that he secure competent assistance and for that purpose we recommend that 
$300 be appropriated. 

7. We recommend that the bonds of the Grand Officers and the Insurance 
of the effects of the Grand Lodge be continued. 

8. Your Committee have had before them Bro. John Ormiston and heard 
his statement as to the amount expended by him during the six months he 
occupied the position of Grand Master, and we recommend that the sum of 
$50 be voted that Brother for necessary expenses incurred by him during 
that period. 

9. We recommend that one thousand copies of the Journal of Proceed- 
ings of this Session be printed and distributed in same manner as last year. 

10. The work of the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer has been 
performed in an efficient manner and the expenses of the office of the Grand 
Secretary have been kept as low as is consistent with a due regard to prompt 
and creditable service. 

11. We recommend that the Committee on Laws of Subordinates and all 
Special Committees appointed during the year be paid mileage and per diem 
at same rates as are paid Representatives at this Grand Lodge Session. 

12. We recommend that the Grand Master be authorized to draw upon 
the Grand Treasurer during the year for such sums as he may deem advis- 
able — not in the aggregate to exceed $500. 



All of which is respectfully submitted. 
Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 



A. H. BLACKEBY. 



5654 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



Clauses i to 5 adopted. 

On the motion to adopt Clause 6, Rep. Jno. Ormiston, 
seconded by Rep. W. F. Howell, moved that " $300 " in the 
last line of Clause 6 be struck out and $100 be inserted.— Amend- 
ment carried. 

The Report as so amended was adopted. 

REPORT No- 35— Rep. W. A. Dennis, from the same Com- 
mittee, made the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Having reference to paragraph 3 in the Auditor's Report, we are gratified 
to learn that the Brethren of Egremont Lodge No. 207, Kerwood, are again 
actively at work after about a year had elapsed without a meeting being held 
and notwithstanding their having been discouraged by many adverse circum- 
stances. Asa slight token of sympathy and encouragement from this Grand 
Lodge, we recommend that the account standing against the Lodge for per 
cap. tax and the fine imposed for delay in making returns while the Lodge 
was practically dormant, be remitted. 

We also recommend that the fines imposed upon Hanover and Sycamore 
Lodges be remitted and that the Grand Secretary be empowered to straighten 
out the disputed account between the Hanover Lodge and Grand Lodge. 

We therefore move the adoption of this report. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

W. A. DENNIS. 

REPORT No. 36— Rep. N. S. Given, from the same Com- 
mittee, made the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, 1 .0.0 .F.: 

We, your Finance Committee, to whom was referred the item of expendi- 
ture of $50 for report of Committee on Fraternal Relations, beg leave to report 
that the amount be paid, but inasmuch as there is an additional expenditure 
of $51 for printing the report, making a total of $101, your Committee would 
recommend that in the future it be discontinued, as we do not think it of 
sufficient value to the jurisdiction, 

We therefore move the adoption of this report. 

Respectfully submitted. 

N. S. GIVEN. 

REPORT No- 37-Rep. D. Robertson, from the Committee 
on Legislation, made the following report, which was adopted : — 
To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F.: 

Your Committee on Legislation, to whom was referred Clause 1 of the 
Grand Secretary's Report, beg leave to submit the following : 

That the subject matter of the Clause may be best dealt with by the 
Subordinate Lodges. 

Resolved, — That the report be adopted. 

D. ROBERTSON. 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5655 



REPORT No- 38-Rep. J. J. Craig, from the Committee on 
State of the Order, made the following report, which was 
adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F.: 

We, your Committee on the State of the Order, having considered Clause 15 
of the Grand Master's Report relating to appeals for aid, beg leave to report 
as follows : — 

Your Committee fully approve of the course pursued by the Grand 
Master in withholding his sanction from applications for leave to canvass 
Subordinate Lodges in this jurisdiction for funds to aid various enterprises. 
While some of these schemes are no doubt worthy, we believe it would be 
exceedingly difficult to discriminate, and for this and the reasons assigned by 
the Grand Master, we agree that the safe plan to follow was that adopted by 
him. 

In regard to Clause 20, of the same report, referring to The Dominion 
Odd Fellow, your Committee fully recognize the importance of having a re- 
liable official organ and appreciate the successful efforts of the editor of the 
Odd Fellow in supplying an interesting and instructive journal. 

We furthermore admit the desirability of having a copy of this publica- 
tion in the hands of every brother, and we believe this result would be largely 
attained if the publishers could see their way clear to make an appreciable 
reduction in the annual subscription. 

We recommend that Subordinate Lodges undertake to secure a fair per- 
centage of their membership as subscribers. 

Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 

Respectfully submitted. * 

J. J. CRAIG. 

REPORT No- 39— Rep. Jno. Ormiston, from the same Com- 
mittee, made the following report, which was not adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F.: 

Your Committe on State of the Order, to whom was referred Clauses 14 
and 32 of Grand Master's Report re " Grand Instructor," beg to say that 
while they are in full sympathy with the Grand Master, and that there is great 
need of the services of some competent brother, who can assist the Grand 
Master, or rather perform the multifarious duties to which he cannot possibly 
attend, being as the Clause sets forth unable to respond " to a tithe of the 
calls that come to him," 

Your Committee feel that they cannot advise at the present session the 
creation of a new office, but they would recommend that the Grand Master 
utilize the services of some available brother to the end that weak lodges may 
be visited, stimulated and instructed, and that steps may be taken towards 
the organization of new lodges where there is an expressed desire for them, 

For this purpose your Committee favour the appropriation of a sum not 
to exceed $500 to be used at the discretion of the Grand Master, the results 
of which may be reported at the next meeting of Grand Lodge. 

They would therefore recommend that the Finance Committee be in- 
structed to set apart the said sum to be used by the Grand Master for the 
objects set forth in this report. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Resolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 

JNO. ORMISTON. 



5656 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



REPORT No- 40-Rep. Thos. Woodyatt, from the Committee 
on Legislation, made the following report, which was adopted: — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F.: 

Your Committee on Legislation, to whom was referred the following 
resolution, viz : " That no subordinate lodge in this jurisdiction shall employ 
an instructor in the new dramatized or floor work any brother other than 
their own members, who has not first received the sanction of the Grand 
Master to act as such instructor, and any brother acting as such instructor 
without having first obtained the permission of the Grand Master shall render 
himself liable to expulsion from the Order," we beg to report — 

That we deem such resolution inexpedient. 

Resolved, — That this report be adopted. 

Fraternally submitted. THOS. WOODYATT. 

REPORT No- 41— Rep. J. McLurg, from the same Committee, 
made the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Your Committee on Legislation, to whom was referred Clause 13 of the 
Grand Secretary's Report, beg leave to report, that we deem it inexpedient to 
make any change, but to leave the matter to local legislation, 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Resolved, — That this Report be adopted. 

J. McLURG. 

REPORT No- 42— Rep. J. E. Terhune, from the same Com. 
mittee, made the following report, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. : 

Your Committee on Legislation, to whom was referred Clause 12 of the 
Grand Secretary's Report, would recommend, that Grand Lodge By-law No. 
97 be amended by adding thereto the following : 

" Save for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the Rebekah Provincial 
Convention and that a per capita tax of twenty cents be imposed on all Rebekah 
Degree Lodges for the purpose of defraying such expenses, to be collected 
emi-annually." 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

We therefore move that this report be adopted. 

J. E. TERHUNE. 

Rep. R. Meek presented the following : — 

The Mayor's Office, Kingston, Ont., August 8, 1893. 

My Dear Sir, — The high position attained by your Order among the 
fraternal societies in this city has naturally developed among all classes of 
citizens considerable interest in its work. This interest has been largely 
increased through the enterprise displayed by members of the Order in 
erecting a magnificent block of buildings, made necessary by its growth and 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5657 



consequent increasing requirements which speaks well for the intrinsic merit 
of the Order as well as for the zeal and character of its membership here. 
On all hands I hear a desire expressed that the Grand Lodge should honor 
this city by selecting it as the place of its annual meeting in 1894. It is 
perhaps needless for me to mention the many advantages possessed by King- 
ston for such meetings. Its beautiful situation at the head of the Thousand 
Islands, the beauties of which can be so easily enjoyed by visiting members, 
ought in itself to prove sufficiently attractive, but in addition to this, we can 
promise a temperature so agreeable as to remove one of the greatest discom- 
forts of summer meetings held elsewhere. I may also add that our hotel 
accommodation will be found equal to any requirement likely to arise. I 
have, therefore, much pleasure, on behalf of the citizens of Kingston, in 
inviting the Grand Lodge to hold its next meeting in this city, feeling assured, 
should it decide to come, that the visit will prove pleasant to members of the 
Grand Lodge, their Brethren in this district and to the citizens generally. 

I am, Sir, 

Yours very truly, 

NEIL C. POLSON, 
Rev. T. W. Jolliffe, Grand Master I. O.O. F.,) Mayor. 

Ontario, and the Officers and Representa- 
tives Grand Lodge. 

Rep. F. R. Sargent moved, seconded by Rep. Jno. Bullis, 
the following : — 

Resolved, — That when this Grand Lodge adjourns, it does so to meet in 
Kingston on the second Wednesday in August, 1894, on the invitations of the 
Kingston Lodges and the Mayor of the city. 

Rep. Jno. Hunter, seconded by Rep. G. Powell, moved in 
amendment, that " Kingston " be struck out and " London " 
inserted. 

Rep. P. McCandlish moved in amendment to the amend- 
ment, that " Kingston " be struck out and " Hamilton " inserted. 

The question being on the amendment of Rep. P. Mc- 
Candlish, it was not agreed to. 

The question then being on the amendment of Rep. Hunter, 
it was declared in the negative. 

The question recurring on the motion of Rep. F. R. Sargent, 
it was adopted. 

The following, moved by Rep. Thos. Woodyatt, seconded by 
Rep. J. McLurg, was adopted : — 

Resolved, — That the incoming Grand Master, Joseph Oliver, be an 
accredited representative from this jurisdiction to the gathering of our Order 
at Chicago on September 25th next, in conjunction with Grand Master 
Jolliffe, this not involving any additional expense on the Grand Lodge. 



5658 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



The following, moved by Rep. R. W. Bell, P.G.M., seconded 
by Rep. Jno. Donogh, P.G.M., was adopted : — 

Resolved, — That the most cordial thanks of this Grand Lodge be and are 
hereby tendered to Grand Master Jolliffe for the exceedingly able and effi- 
cient manner in which he has presided over the jurisdiction during the past 
year and over the present meeting. 

The following, moved by Rep. R. W. Bell, P.G.M., seconded 
by Rep. Jno. Donogh, P.G.M., was adopted : — 

Resolved, — That this Grand Lodge extend its hearty thanks to Mr. 
Moloney, the representative of the railways, for his courteous attention in vis- 
ing the tickets of our members. 

REPORT No- 43— Rep. W. J. Henry, from the Committee en 
Districts, made the following report, amended as directed by 
the Grand Lodge, which was adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I. O. O. F. : 

Your Committee on Districts, to whom was referred the petitions of 
Naomi Lodge District, No. 29; and Pembroke Lodge, of District No. 41. after 
re-considering their former report, recommend as follows, viz. : That Naomi 
Lodge being represented as being in such a condition as to be almost extinct, 
be transferred from District No. 29, to District No. 19, in the hopes that 
this arrangement will revive it, and that no further change be made at 
present in District 29. 

2. That your committee would not advise any change in District No. 41. 

Your Committee would move the adoption of this report. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

W. J. HENRY. 

REPORT No- 44— Bro. W. F. Mountain, from the Commit- 
tee on General Purposes, made the following report, which was 
adopted : — 

To the Grand Lodge of Ontario, I.O.O.F. \ 

Your Committee on General Purposes beg to report that they have had 
several meetings during the year, at which Tenders for Supplies were con- 
sidered and contracts awarded, and the welfare of the Order and interests of 
the Grand Lodge carefully guarded. 

Though no particular instructions had been received to provide badges 
for this session, yet acting on the resolution of last year, which it was con- 
sidered covered this year also, your Committee accepted the tender of Messrs. 
Morgan, Puhl & Morris for badges for this year's meeting. The Committee 
ordered the badges similar to those of the two previous years, though by get- 
ting a plainer ribbon and having them printed instead of embossed, they 
could be procured at a much less expense ; the cost of the present badges 
is I2^c. each. 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5659 



As directed by the Grand Lodge, the Committee authorized the Grand 
Secretary to have the Journal of Proceedings of 1892 bound in cloth, and had 
the portrait of the Grand Master inserted. The cost was just as had been 
tendered and the work done by The Dominion Odd Fellow Printing Co. in a 
most satisfactory manner. Owing to the flattering letters of appreciation 
received by your Committee in regard to the improved appearance of the 
Journal, your Committee deem that the extra expense was fully justified and 
would recommend that the Journal of 1893 be printed and bound in a similar 
form to that of 1892, the work to be done by the same company, if they will 
print and bind the Journal at the same price or lower than last year. 

Your Committee received from the chairman of the Special Committee on 
Reduction of Representation, Bro. Jno. Donogh, P.G.M., the report of that 
Committee, and had it printed and distributed as directed by the Grand 
Lodge (Journal 1892, page 5341). 

Your Committee authorized the Grand Secretary to issue the annual 
statistical statement to the Lodges ; believing it to be a wise policy to keep 
the Lodges well posted on the progress of the Order. 

The circulars required during the year have been printed and issued 
with a due regard to economy and the necessity of their issue. 

Fraternally submitted. 

W. F. MOUNTAIN, 
W. BADENACH, 
J. B. KING. 

Rep. H. M. Bauslaugh, of Olive Branch Lodge No. 88, 
presented the following obituary on the death of the late Bro. 
James Hay : — 

The late Bro. James Hay, P.G. of Olive Branch Lodge No. 88, Wood - 
stock, Ontario, was a native of Fala, Scotland. Coming to America in his 
youth he first settled in the Sunny South, in the neighborhood of New Orleans. 
Some few years afterward he came north and settled at Woodstock, C.W. , 
where he founded what has since become one of the largest furniture factories 
in the country and to this medium the town of Woodstock owes largely its 
present standing as a town. Bro. Hay was an active worker in the cause of 
education and for many, many years he was on the school trustee board, a 
position which he held at the time of his death. 

Bro. Hay was one of the first members initiated into Olive Branch Lodge 
No. 88, I.O.O.F. (his eldest son, the present mayor, being one of the charter 
members), and for many years he was an active and faithful member. Often 
have we heard him relate the circumstance that brought Oddfellowship to his 
notice. 

Sailing up the Mississippi River in a steamboat, he noticed a man who 
was unable to do anything for himself through sickness carefully cared for 
t>y two or three men, one of whom was constantly by his side. By some 
means or other he found out that these men were not relatives of the sick 
one, so he began to enquire why it was that they were so attentive to him. 
He was informed that they were members of the Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows. Bro. Hay made up his mind then that the first opportunity he had 
he would become an Odd Fellow, which he did, and for over twenty years he 
was enabled to practice the principles of the Order. 

When Maple Leaf Encampment No 55 was instituted he at once became 
a Patriarch and in due time a Past Chief 



5660 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



Bro. Hay was possessed of a strong and robust nature, but three or four 
ago he fell from a platform at the factory and sustained injuries from which 
he never fully recovered, his health failed slowly, and although he took the 
best of care of himself it was plainly seen that he was approaching the end. 
For ten or twelve weeks before his death he was confined to the house where 
he was visited by members of the Lodge and Encampment regularly. Later 
on paralysis seized him and on the 4th of April, 1893, he passed away, being 
in his 70th year, leaving a widow, four sons and two daughters. He was 
buried by the Order, to which he was greatly attached. 

Rep. J. B. Kitchen, of Chatham Lodge No. 29, presented 
the following obituary, on the death of the late Bro. Jno. 
Schneider, P.G. : — 

In the death of John Schneider, P.G. and P.C.P., which occurred June 
16th, 1893, Chatham Lodge No. 29, suffered an irreparable loss. Bro. 

Schneider was born in the City of Ulm, Germany, 1822, was initiated 

in Chatham Lodge No. 29, Sept. 5th, 1854, charter member Chatham 
Encampment No. 10, Nov. 9th, 1871. 

He was a noble man and true Odd Fellow — of a modest and retiring 
disposition, yet firm and unhesitating in the maintenance of truth and right. 
He was noted for strict honesty and integrity, and was for over quarter of a 
century treasurer of his Lodge, giving freely of his time to the work and best 
interests of the Order, ever prompt and faithful in the discharge of duty. 
He loved Oddfellowship for the good he found in it, and maintained an 
unbroken membership for nearly thirty-nine years. He gave honor to his 
Lodge and his example is worthy of emulation. 

Under Grand Lodge By-law 15, nominations for Grand 
Officers were now called for. 

GRAND MASTER. 

Rep. A. H. Blackeby nominated Bro. W. H. Hoyle,, 
Cannington. 

DEPUTY GRAND MASTER. 

Rep. J. Donogh, P.G.M., nominated Rep. Thos. Woodyatt, 
Brantford. 

Rep. W. F. Howell nominated Bro. Leonard Ferguson, St. 
Thomas. 

GRAND WARDEN. 

Rep. W. J. Henry nominated Bro. J. R. Peckham, Niagara 
Falls. 

Rep. A. A. Graham nominated Bro. O. E. Fleming, Windsor. 

Rep. Harry Gilby nominated Bro. Alf. Coyell, Toronto. 

Rep. J. T. Hornibrook, P.G.M., nominated J. A. Young,.. 
Thamesford. 



1893] GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 5661 



Rep. R. Brockbank nominated Bro. Hy. White, Port Hope. 

Rep. S M. Thomson nominated Bro. S. K. Binkley, Niagara 
Falls. 

Rep. A. Jacobi nominated Bro. J. W. Grote, St. Catharines 

Rep. J. D. McDermid nominated Bro. Wm. Warnock, 

Aylmer. 

Rep. Goslan nominated Bro. Jno. Gibson, Blenheim. 

Rep. R. J. Stewart nominated Bro. J. B. Ferris, Campbellford. 

Rep. Shambleau nominated Bro. G. Mitchell, Wallaceburgh. 

Rep. C. J. Wall nominated Bro. E. O. Berdan, Strathroy. 

Rep. P. Brown nominated Bro. W. A. Miner, St. Thomas. 

Rep. S. K. Marshall nominated Bro. Rev. W. Saunders, 
Lonsdale. 

GRAND SECRETARY. 

Rep. Jos. Oliver nominated Bro. J. B. King, Toronto. 

GRAND TREASURER. 

Bro. J. T. Hornibrook, P.G.M., nominated Bro. Wm. 
Badenach, Toronto. 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVE. 

Bro. W. H. Cole, P.G.M., nominated Bro. Hy. Robertson, 
P.G.M., Collingwood. 

Rep. W. A. Dennis nominated Bro. Jno. Donogh, P.G.M., 
Toronto. 

Rep. F. Gallagher nominated Bro. J. B. Mclntyre, P.G.M., 
St. Catharines. 

Rep. H. M. Bauslaugh nominated Bro. R. W. Bell, P.G.M., 
Peterborough. 

Rep. nominated Rev. Bro. T. W T . Jolliffe, Campbell- 
ford. 

The Installation of Officers was now proceeded with. 

Bros. J. T. Hornibrook, P.G.M., and Jno. Donogh, P.G.M., 
at the request of the Chair, introduced Bro. Jos. Oliver, Grand 
Master elect, who was duly obligated and installed Grand 



5662 JOURNAL OF THE [AUGUST 



Master for the coming year by the Grand Master, Rev. Bro. T. 
W. Jolliffe, whereupon Bro. Jolliffe took his Chair as Junior 
Past Grand Master. 

Bro. Jos. Oliver, Grand Master, then proceeded to instal the 
other Grand Officers elect, as follows : — 

Bros. R. W. Bell, P.G.M., and P. E. Fitz-Patrick, P.G.M., 
by request, introduced Bro. W. H. Hoyle, Deputy Grand Master 
elect, who was duly installed as Deputy Grand Master for the 
ensuing year. 

By request of the Chair, Bro. S. M. Thomson and Rev. Bro- 
W. J. Saunders introduced Bro Thomas Woodyatt, Grand 
Warden elect, who was duly installed Grand Warden for 
the incoming year. 

By request of the Chair, Bros, R. W. Bell, P.G.M., and P. 
E. Fitz-Patrick, P.G.M., introduced Bro. J. B. King, Grand 
Secretary elect, who was duly installed Grand Secretary for the 
28th time. 

Rev. Bro. T. W. Jolliffe, P.G.M., and Bro. R. Brockbank, at 
the request of the Grand Master, introduced Bro. Wm. 
Badenach, Grand Treasurer elect, who was for the 18th time 
installed Grand Treasurer. 

The Grand Master made the following appointments ; the 
several Brothers were regularly introduced and installed into 
their respective offices : — 

Bro. Dr. J. McLurg, Woodstock, Grand Marshal. 
Bro. L. C. Pascon, Belleville, Grand Conductor. 
Bro. M. L. Weber, Elmira, Grand Guardian. 
Bro. Andrew Patterson, W T aubaushene, Grand Herald. 
Rev. Bro. F. W. Armstrong, Trenton, Grand Chaplain. 

The Grand Master named the following to be District 
Deputy Grand Masters for the coming year : — 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5663 



LIST OF DISTRICTS. 



Districts. 



Lodges, 



Essex, 
No. 1. 



Kent, 
No. 2. 



Bothwell, 

No. 3. 



Elgin, 
No. 4. 



Otter, 
No. 5. 



Long Point, 
No. 6. 



Welland, 

No. 7. 



Niagara, 
No. 8. 



Rose . .. . 
Frontier. . . . 

Beaver 

Leamington. 
Concord ... 
Enterprise. . 
Woodslee . . 
Comber 



Chatham 

Rondeau . . ... 
Western City., 
Sydenham Valley 

Dresden 

Merlin 



Mt. Zion... 
Bothwell.... 

Glencoe 

Ridgetown . . 
Thamesville. 

Florence 

Rodney .... 



Elgin 

Erie 

Hope 

St. Thomas. 

Aylmer 

Glanworth. . 



Otter 

Constellation . . 
Hayden. ....... 

Tecumseh 



Simcoe 

Jarvis 

Equity 

Waterford. 
Caledonia.. 



Orient 

Emerald 

Beacon 

International. 



Union 

Niagara Falls. 
Empire. ...... 

Cataract 

Livingstone.. . 
Freestone .... 




28 
45 
82 
140 
142 
218 
220 
298 



120 
124 

226 



46 
74 
133 
144 
157 
196 
291 

32 
33 
69 
76 
94 
289 

50 

85 

152 

182 

161 
191 
232 

235 
253 

134 
173 
201 

228 

16 

53 

87 

103 

130 

215 



Amherstburg 

Windsor 

Ruthven ... 
Leamington .... 

Kingsville 

Essex Centre . . 
South Woodslee 
Comber 



29 Chatham .... 
40 Blenheim. . . . 

Chatham . . . 

Wallaceburg. 

Dresden 

Merlin 



Newbury . . 
Bothwell. . . . 

Glencoe 

Ridgetown. . 
Thamesville. 
Florence. . . . 
Rodney 



St. Thomas.. 
Pt. Burwell.. 
Harrietsville. 
St. Thomas . . 
Aylmer. ... 
Glanworth. . . 



Tilsonburg . 
Burgessville. 
Norwich. . . . 
Otterville. . . 



Simcoe 

Jarvis 

Hagersville . 
Waterford. . 
Caledonia.. . 



Name and 

P.O. Address op 

D.D.G.M. 



Welland 

Dunnville .... 

Pt. Colborne 

Internat'l Bridge. 

St. Catharines 

Niagara Falls 

St. Catharines 

Niagara Falls South 

Thorold 

Beamsville 



I W. H. Ryall, 

Leamington. 



O. F. Bennett, 
Merlin. 



W. G. Rogers, 
Glencoe. 



I James Smith, 
f Harrietsville. 



Peter Geddes, 

Tilsonburg. 



John W. Horton, 
Simcoe. 



(A. B. Hurrell, 
r Internat'l Bridge. 



J. B. Mclntyre, 
P.G.M., 
St. Catharines. 



5664 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



List of Districts— Continued. 



Districts. 



Hamilton, . 
No. 9. 



Brant, 

No. 10. 



Oxford, 
No. 11. 



North 
Middlesex, 
No. 13. 



St. Clair, 
No. 14. 



Lodges. 



London, 
No. 12. 



Excelsior 

Unity m 

Victoria 

Crescent 

Valley City 

Ancaster 

Oak Leaf 

Wellington Sq're. 
Minerva. 



Gore 

Grand River . 
Harmony 

Dolman 

Lynden 

Sheard 



Samaritan 

Oxford 

Olive Branch. 

Lily 

Embro Star.., 
Thamesford . , 
Woodstock . . . 



Eureka 

Forest City.. 
Dominion... . 
Howard . . 

Chorazin 

Egremont . . , 
Mt. Bridges. 
Ilderton 



Lucan. . . . 

Ivy 

Royal Oak. 

Saxon 

Sycamore. . 
Wildey. . . . 
Dauncey . . 
Acorn 



Friendship 
St. Clair . . 

Sarnia 

Model 

Ridgely... 
Lambton . . 



44 
47 
64 
104 
117 
138 
159 
178 
197 



34 
91 
115 
174 
259 
276 



35 

77 
88 
211 
229 
258 
269 



30 

38 

48 

58 

190 

207 

217 

234 



70 
90 
108 
121 
151 
153 
176 
236 



65 
106 
126 
147 
250 
277 



Location. 



Hamilton .. 
Hamilton.. 
Hamilton .. 
Hamilton . . 
Dundas. . . . 
Ancaster . . 
Hamilton.. 
Burlington 
Hamilton.. 



Brantf ord . . . 

Paris 

Brantford . . . 

Ayr 

Lynden 

New Dundee. 



Ingersoll. . . . 
Ingersoll. . . 
Woodstock . 
Dorchester . 

Embro 

Thamesford 
Woodstock . 



London 

London 

London 

Strathroy 

London East 

Kerwood 

Mt. Bridges . 
Ilderton 



Lucan 

Parkhill.... 

Forest 

Ailsa Craig. 

Arkona 

Granton . . . 
Camlachie. . 
Thedford .. 



Petrolea 

Point Edward. 

Sarnia 

Wyoming 

Oil Springs 

Brigden 



Name ^nd 

P.O. Address of 

D.D.G.M. 



.J. Anderson, M.D., 
Hamilton. 



Henry Gmelin, 

Ayr. 



James McLurg, 
M.D., 

Woodstock. 



J. M. Symonds, 
London. 



Alex. Thoman, 

Arkona. 



Alex. Simpson, 

Petrolea. 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5665 



List of Districts— Continued. 



Districts. 


Lodges. 


No. 

55 
62 
67 
83 
210 
223 

36 

41 

51 

96 

164 

202 

209 

73 
89 
97 
107 
158 
184 
188 
216 
231 

92 
101 
109 
122 
132 
204 

49 

52 

56 

71 

110 

116 

194 

200 

230 

242 

252 

263 

272 

294 

148 
156 

57 
167 
256 
257 


Location. 


Name and 

P.O. Address of 

D.D.G.M. 




Fidelity 

Huron 

Exeter 


Seaf orth 




Huron, 


Goderich 

Exeter .... 


. Samuel Alexander 
Popplestone, 

Exeter. 


No. 15. 1 


Clinton 


Clinton 




Brucefield 

Hensall 


Brucefield 


( 


Hensall . . 

St. Mary's 

Stratford 

Mitchell 

New Hamburg 

Stratford 

Milverton 

Millbank 

Fergus .... 




St. Mary's 

Avon 


) 




Bissell 


1 


Perth, \ 


Nith 


}-Weir Acheson, 

Milverton. 


No. 16. 


Romeo 


1 


Silver Star 

Millbank 

Fergus 




Reliance 

Grand Union 

Waterloo 

Progress 

Germania 

Cambridge 

Elmira 


Guelph 






Berlin . 

Gait 




Jtoyal City, i 


Guelph 




No. 17. 


Waterloo 


Guelph. 




Preston 




Elmira 




V 


Elora 


Elora 






Milton 


Milton 

Brampton... . 




f 


Golden Star 

Orion 


) 


Credit, 


Georgetown 

Streetsville 


I G. Hillmer, 

Oakville. 


No. 18. i 


Streetsville 

Oakville 




Oakville 

Acton 


I 


Acton 

Canada' 


j 


f 


Toronto. 


\ 




Covenant 

QueenCity ofOnt. 

The Toronto 

Laurel 

Naomi 


Toronto 






Toronto 






Toronto 






Toronto 

Markham ... 

Toronto 

Weston 




Toronto, J 


Albert 


>W.J.Cruickshank 
Weston. 


No. 19. | 


Weston 

Prince of Wales. 

Wilton 

Floral 




Toronto 




Toronto 












East Toronto 

Lake View 

Broadview 

Aurora 


Toronto 






West Toronto June. 
Toronto 




North York, j 
No. 20. I 

Dufferin, 
No. 21. ' 




1 Fred Saxton, 

' Newmarket. 

_R. Hughes, 

Orangeville. 


Pyramid 

Maple Leaf 

Hillsburg 

Grand Valley. . . . 
Credit 


Newmarket 

Orangeville 

Hillsburg 

Grand Valley 

Erin 



5666 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



List of Districts— Continued. 



Districts. 




Harriston, 

No. 22. 



Wingham, 
No. 23. 



Lucknow, 
No. 24. 



Walkerton, 
No. 25. 



Georgian 

Bay, 

No. 26. 



Orillia, 

No. 27. 



Parry Sound J 
No. 28. I 



Uxbridge, 
No. 29. 



Minto 

Garnet . . 
Listowel . . . 

Grey 

Clifford 

Gordon 

Maitland.... 
Western Star 
Montana . . 
Teeswater . . 
Howick 

Lucknow 

Penetangore. 
Silver City . . , 
Ripley 

Walkerton . . 

Denovo 

Ahiram 

Chesley 

Sauble 

Hanover .... 



Collingwood . 
North Star . . 
Owen Sound 
Dufferin . . 
Thornbury 
Meaford .. 
Barrie .... 
Alliston . . 
Tottenham 



Georgian Bay, 

Orillia 

Midland 



Parry Sound 



Nipissing . 
Brougham 
Sutton 



No. 



139 
160 
169 
214 

247 



119 
149 
177 
183 
192 



112 
172 

206 
287 



84 
170 
205 
221 
227 
233 



54 

68 
180 
186 
243 
260 

63 
171 
255 



219 
246 
274 



189 



79 
155 
168 



Location. 



Harriston 
Mount Forest 
Listowel 

Durham 

Clifford 

Palmerston. . 

Wingham 

Brussels 

Wroxeter 
Teeswater 
Gorrie 

Lucknow.. ., 
Kincardine . . . 
Tiverton .... 
Ripley 

Walkerton .. 
Port Elgin . . 

Paisley 

Chesley 

Tara 

Hanover 

Collingwood . 

Stayner 

Owen Sound. 
Flesherton . . . 
Thornbury . . . 
Meaford 

Barrie 

Alliston . . . . 
Tottenham . . 

Waubaushene 

Orillia 

Midland 

Parry Sound 

Uxbridge 

White vale 

Sutton , 



Name and 

P.O. Address of 

D.D.G.M. 



John Waldon, 

Palmerston. 



Lemuel Hearts, 

Teeswater. 



David Sheriff, 

Lucknow. 



F. Biette, 



Paisley. 



Alex. Brownlee, 

Barrie. 



J. HughHammond 
Orillia. 



Thos. A. Clark, 
Parry Sound. 



Thomas Brigham 
Bentley, 

Sutton West. 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5667 



List of Districts— Continued. 



Districts. 



Ontario, 
No. 30. 



Victoria, 
No. 31. 



Durham, ( 
No. 32. \ 



Peterboro', 
No. 33. 



Midland, 
No. 34. 



Bay 

of Quinte, 

No. 35. 



Lodges. 



Kingston, 
No. 36. 



15 



Phoenix 

Corinthian 

Flo. Nightingale 

Eastern Star 

Warriner 

Beethoven 

Lindsay 

Manilla 

Charity 

Peaceful Dove 

Cicerone' 

Beaverton 



Durham 

Cobourg 

Otonabee 
Peterboro' . , . 

Norwood 

Havelock 
Thomasburg . 
Pontypool . . . 

Madoc 

Sterling 

Campbellford 
Hastings 

Belleville .... 

Napanee 

Desoronto . . . 
Trenton . . 

Mizpah 

Bay of Quinte 
Argyle 

Cataraqui 
Kingston 
Gananoque. . . 
Lansdowne.. . 

Tweed 

Mayflower . . . 
Cornucopia . 



22 
61 
66 

72 

75 

165 



100 
105 
129 
135 
195 
249 



78 
136 



13 
111 

262 
286 
293 
296 



179 
239 

248 
273 



81 
86 
102 
113 
127 
143 
212 



10 

59 

114 

270 
290 
297 
299 



Location. 



Oshawa 

Oshawa 

Bowman ville... . 

Whitby 

Port Perry 

Brooklyn 

Lindsay 

Manilla 

Sunderland 

Cannington 

Wood ville 

Beaverton 

Port Hope 

Cobourg 

Peterboro' 

Peterboro' 

Norwood 

Havelock 

Thomasburg 
Pontypool 

Madoc 

Sterling 

Campbellford 
Hastings 

Belleville 

Napanee 

Deseronto 

Trenton 

Belleville 

Picton 

Napanee 

Kingston 

Kingston 

Gananoque 

Lansdowne 

Tweed 

Parham 

McLaren's Depot 



Name and 

P.O. Address op 

D.D.G.M. 



Chas. H. Giles, 

Oshawa. 



S. H. Glassford, 
Cannington. 



Stanley Barr, 

Cobourg, 



W. B. Burnett, 

Havelock. 



E. W. Gaudrie, 
Campbellford. 



y-Rev. F. W. Arm- 
strong, Trenton. 



Robert Meek, 

Kingston. 



5668 



JOURNAL OF THE 



[AUGUST 



List of Districts— Continued. 



Districts. 



St. 

Lawrence, 

No. 37. 



Eastern, 

No. 38. 



Ottawa, 

No. 39. 



Lanark, 

No. 40. 1 



Renfrew, 

No. 41. 



Muskoka, 
No. 42. 

North Bay, 
No. 43. 

Sudbury, 
No. 44. 

Sault Ste. 
Marie, 
No. 45. 

Chapleau, 
No. 46. 

Thunder 
Bay, 

No. 47. 

Rainy Riv er 
No. 48. 



Lodges. 



Brock 

St. Lawrence. 
Farmersville . 

Rideau 

Mallory town . 

Delta 

Balmoral ... . 
Lyn 



Oriental 



Ottawa 224 

Carleton 240 

Rockliffe 278 

Grenville 279 

Earnscliffe 283 

Morewood 285 

Chesterville 287 

Manotick 295 



Stella .... 

Alpha 

Fraternity 
Stanley . . . 



Marion . . . 
Vivian . . . 
Pembroke 
Alba 



Bracebridge . 
Fairy 



North Bay. 



Sudbury 



Arthur 



Missanabie 



Porth Arthur 
Algoma , 



No. 



9 
137 
237 
242 
245 
265 
280 
284 

163 



125 
154 
264 

268 

131 
146 
203 
254 

251 

275 

271 



282 



281 



266 



244 

267 



Gold Hill 261 

Minnetonka 292 



Location. 



Brockville 

Brockville. 

Athens 

Smith's Falls.. 
Mallorytown . . 

Delta 

Merrickville . . . 
Lyn 

Cornwall 

Ottawa , 

Ottawa , 

Ottawa 

Kemptville 

Janeville 

Morewood. 
Chesterville 
Manotick 

Carleton Place . 

Almonte 

Perth 

Lanark 

Renfrew 

Arnprior ... . 

Pembroke 

Pakenham 

Bracebridge 
Hunts 7ille 

North Bay 

Sudbury 

Sault Ste. Marie 

Cheapleau 

Port Arthur .... 
Fort William . . 

Rat Portage . . . 
Keewatin 



Name and 

P.O. Address of 

D.D.G.M. 



G. B. Magee, 

Merrickville. 



M. Meyers, 

Cornwall. 



J. A. Jones, M.D. 
Kemptville. 



N. D. McCallum, 
Carleton Place. 



M. D. Graham, , 
Renfrew. 



D. Wilkinson, 

Huntsville. 

E. W. Ross, 

North Bay. 

Alex. Hay Beath, 
Sudbury. 



George Hunter, 
Sault Ste. Marie 



\ Walter Hepburn, 
Chapleau. 

1 Caleb H. Shera, 
J Port Arthur. 



\ A. J. Holmes, 
* Keewatin- 



1893] 



GRAND LODGE OF ONTARIO. 



5669 



DISTRICT DEPUTIES FOR REBEKAH LODGES. 



Name. 


Lodge. 


No. 


Location. 


Sister Mrs. Laura Childs. . -j 

" " Electa Jacobi .. 
" " Esther Fraser . 

M " Elisabeth Lee | 

" " Maggie Little . . 
" " Mary Moore. . . . 


Victoria .... 

May Queen 

Oshawa 

Naomi 

Louise 


1 

5 
3 
6 
10 
30 
12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
31 
17 
26 
16 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 
27 
28 
29 


London. 

Oshawa. 
Windsor. 


Aberdeen 

Beatrice 

Jubilee 


Kingston. 

Guelph. 
Chatham. 


" " Barbara Scott . . 
" " Agnes Peach 

" " Laura E. Ryan< 


Edna , 

Harmony 

Olive Branch .... 
Hebron 


St. Thomas. 
Gananoque. 

Toronto. 


" " Penelope Savage < 

" " Emily L.Pattison 
Bro. D. Wilson 


Myrtle 




Ivy 

Excelsior 

Mizpah 

Donalda 

Flora* 

Lucknow 

Inglewood 

Prudence 

Alberta 


Elora. 

International Bridge. 
Collingwood. 
North Bay. 
Sault Ste. Marie. 


Sister Mrs. J. H. Hughes 

" " Sarah Cracknell. 
Bro. W. H. Smith 


'• Charles Slaght 

" Wm. Glover 


Waterford. 
Brantford. 


" R. D. Hall 




" J. R. Peckham 

" Jno. Gibson, P.G.M. .. 
" Peter McCallum 


Esther 

Colfax 

Athewell 


Niagara Falls. 

Sarnia. 

Almonte. 



The business of the Session being concluded, the Grand 
Chaplain offered prayer. 

At 12:50 p.m. the Deputy Grand Master, by direction of the 
Chair, declared the Thirty-ninth Session of the Grand Lodge of 
Ontario adjourned sine Vie. 





APPENDIX. 



11 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



Abstract from Semi-Annual Returns. 







MEMBERSHIP. 












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160 

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105 

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184 

126 

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239 

199 

120 

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57 

99 

61 

48 

80 

344 

109 

116 

57 

172 

197 

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124 

131 

156 


113 

244 

135 

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100 

156 

108 

229 

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215 

166 

140 

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110 

209 

140 

253 

26 

282 

154 

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184 

119 

141 

17 

165 

47 

101 

252 

201 

121 

115 

67 

181 

146 

44 

49 

63 

24 

60 

101 

67 

48 

79 

346 

109 

123 

63 

177 

191 

56 

24 

62 

48 

60 

123 

134 

156 


9 


10 


Cataraqui 


1 






6 
9 


2 






24 


13 


Otonabee 






17 


16 


Union 












1 
1 


26 


22 


Phoenix 








4 


1 
2 




10 


28 


Rose 


5 

2 

4 

12 










1 


29 


Chatham 








5 

7 
4 




1 

1 
1 


9,5 


30 


Eureka 








19 


32 


Elgin 


1 






2 




18 


33 


Erie ... 


3 


34 


Gore 


13 
6 
4 
2 
7 
6 
5 
4 








3 


1 




3 


29 


35 


Samaritan 

St. Mary's 




1 


1 


9,4 


36 






2 




2 

1 

...... 

1 
2 


14 


3R 


Forest City 








5 


26 


40 










1 
1 


1 
1 


8 


41 










5 
3 

8 


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44 


Excelsior 


15 


45 


Frontier 


2 










21 


46 


Mourrt Zion 






1 


47 
48 


Unity 

Dominion 


6 

4 

4 

12 


1 


1 




9 

8 
8 
6 
5 
2 
11 
8 


1 
3 
2 

1 




3 


44 
9,0 


49 


Canada 


1 






12 


50 


Otter 










13 


51 


Bissell 


7 










3 


59! 




2 
3 
3 


3 
1 




1 




2 


19 


53 


Niagara 




12 


54 






2 




1 


18 


55 


Fidelity 








6 


56 


Queen City of Ontario 
Maple Leaf 


3 

7 
9 
17 
3 
3 
4 
4 
7 
2 
7 








4 
5 
3 


3 




1 


9,2 


57 




1 
3 




4 


58 


Howard , 


2 
1 

1 


3 
5 
1 

2 
3 

2 

1 
1 




1 


9 


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Kingston 


31 


61 


Corinthian 










1 


99, 


63 


Huron 








90 


63 


Barrie 




.1 




1 

1 




1 


12 


64 


Victoria 


1 
2 


11 


65 


Friendship 









...„. 


10 


66 


Florence Nightingale. 
Exeter 






5 


10 


67 


1 


1 




3 


fift 


North Star 












5 


69 


Hope 

Lucan 


11 




1 






6 






9 


70 


1 
1 

i 

1 


3 


71 


The Toronto . 


2 
5 

7 

2 
8 
3 
8 
8 
10 
1 
1 














9 


72 


Eastern Star 








1 


1 


2 


7 


73 


Fergus 





2 


6 


74 


Bothwell 






"i" 

i 


5 


75 






1 


4 
5 
2 


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13 


76 


St. Thomas 


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51 


77 


Oxford 


12 


7R 










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6 


79 










1 
5 
5 
2 






7 


80 














9,8 


81 


Belleville 


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3 




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19 


RO 




6 


83 


Clinton 














5 


R4 




5 

15 

3 




1 




1 
2 


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2 


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9 


85 


Constellation 


6 
1 


2 


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Napanee 










7 


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Empire 










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7 


11 


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Olive Branch 


3 

3 


2 
1 


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1 
3 






11 


89 


Reliance 





22 



1893] 



ABSTRACT SEMI-ANNUAL RETURNS. 



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51 


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148 35 
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IV. 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



Abstract from Semi- Annual Returns. 







MEMBERSHIP. 












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O 

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6 


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3 
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5 
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6 
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2 
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4 

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4 


1 




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69 
90 
31 
67 

121 
70 
64 
42 
75 
54 
88 
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232 
24 
98 

120 
83 
53 
27 

212 
75 
68 

236 

131 
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103 
59 

160 
29 
58 

112 

108 
65 

105 
9 
26 
44 
60 
52 
50 
23 
39 
82 
96 
49 
60 

133 
68 

101 
99 
71 
35 
86 
30 
40 
63 

131 
15 
46 
50 


66 

106 
34 
70 

125 
69 
70 
42 
81 
55 
86 
51 

230 
26 
97 

129 
83 
51 
27 

235 
77 
70 

242 

145 
9 

105 
56 

168 
28 
48 

110 

126 
76 

112 


18 


91 


Grand River 








13 


99 


Milton 


1 












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93 


Western City 












9 


94 


Aylmer 




1 




"i" 

2 


1 






fi 


96 


Nith 






i 


Ifl 


97 


Grand Union ... 


3 










6 


98 


Minto 








1 


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4 


no 






1 








6 


101 


Golden Star . 


1 






1 




5 


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Deseronto 




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2 


5 


103 


Cataract .... 


9 


104 


Crescent 




2 


10 


1 
...„. 

1 




i 
"i" 


29 


105 


Manilla 


1 


6 


106 


St. Clair ... 


10 


107 












913 


108 










4 
5 


7 


109 


Orion 


1 












7 


110 


Laurel 










111 


Peterboro' 


26 
4 
1 

16 
21 




1 

1 

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7 


2 

1 

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...... 


2 

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14 


112 


Lucknow 




5 


113 


Trenton 


1 


7 


114 


Gananoque 


93 


115 




1 


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116 










117 


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3 
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1 
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4 


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8 


119 


Maitland 










11 


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Sydenham Valley 










15 


1?,1 










1 


1?,?, 


Streetsville ... 




1 
1 






9 
11 




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124 




13 
19 
11 

7 


9 


125 


Stella ... 






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126 

















10 


127 


















6 


128 










8 






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1 






27 
45 
66 
53 
55 
21 
39 
86 

105 
54 
65 

133 
66 

101 

104 
68 
39 
85 
30 
39 
78 
34 

133 
16 
45 
52 




130 




1 

6 

7 
5 


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131 




2 








2 
1 






5 


139, 








5 


3 


133 










4 


134 


Orient 


1 






1 


2 






2 


135 






7 


136 


Cobourg 

St. Lawrence 


4 
9 
5 
5 
4 
3 
3 
6 
1 
5 
















q 


137 




1 






1 




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n 


138 


1 






10 


139 














4 


140 






2 




5 

6 


1 






8 


142 




1 


6 


14!* 




2 

4 

1 




i 
...... 

i 
i 

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3 


144 
146 


Ridgetown 


2 


4 




3 


8 
6 


147 












3 


148 




2 






2 


...„. 




16 


149 




1 


6 


151 












5 


Tifl 




13 

2 
3 

1 


2 
1 


1 






1 




q 


153 


Wildey 




1 
1 






8 


154 




20 


155 




1 

1 






1 
2 




"l" 


1 


156 










1 


157 


Thamesville 


2 


1 






2 



1893] 



ABSTRACT SEMI-ANNUAL RETURNS 



v. 



Term Ending 30th June, 1892.— Continued. 



ICK BENEFITS A N t> RELIEFS. 



on 
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58 


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48 
3-1 


191 00 


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28 


84 00 


12 


42 00 


46-4 


139 50 


32-2 


58 72 


8 


32 00 


38 


36 30 


21 


63 00 


13-1 


39 60 


63-4 


244 00 


157 


541 00 


17 


51 00 


40-6 


124 54 


46 


138 00 


58* 


175 00 


37 


106 00 


62-4 


363 30 


16 


48 00 


14-4 


43 50 


54-2 


159 79 


52-6 


185 00 


29-3 


117 69 


26 


78 00 


88 


264 00 


2 


6 00 


29 


67 00 


30-5 


92 50 


66 


198 00 


11-4 


36 50 






3 


4 50 


14 


49 00 


6-1 


18 00 


13 


31 00 


17 


51 00 


24 


72 00 


37 


111 00 


36-2 


109 00 


29-5 


88 77 


7 


21 00 


41 


107 00 


32 


68 40 


8-4 


20 60 


28 


68 00 


40-4 


121 71 


13 


39 00 


51 


127 07 


27 


82 50 


9 


27 00 


45-1 


135 47 


12 


36 00 


66-2 


232 00 




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20 


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6 


18 00 



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30 00 



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30 00 



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35 00 



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30 00 



73 66 



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20 00 
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75 00 
90 00 
20 00 



100 00 
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45 00 



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30 00 



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100 00 

20 00 



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120 00 



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92 25 



19 00 



106 00 



43 25 



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8 00 
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5 00 



Total 
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212 00 

359 00 

12 57 

216 19 

60 75 

369 50 

58 72 

47 00 

66 30 

123 25 

194 60 

460 99 

654 50 

74 80 

154 04 

212 55 

175 00 

127 30 



549 30 
258 00 
43 50 
201 29 
383 88 



248 44 

98 00 

319 00 

6 00 



197 00 
167 50 
233 00 
109 00 



4 50 

64 00 

18 00 

39 00 

55 00 

77 00 

111 00 

124 00 

179 27 

81 00 
137 00 

70 65 
110 60 

68 00 
367 21 
169 00 
203 32 

82 50 
167 00 
135 47 

38 00 

403 00 

37 00 

50 00 

154 66 



140 
142 
143 
144 
146 
147 
148 
149 
151 
152 
153 
154 
155 
156 
157 



VI. 






APPENDIX. 










L" 


>93 


Abstract from Semi-Annual Returns. 


MEMBERSHIP. 


6 

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6 


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6 
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3 
1 


1 


1 




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1 




1 


104 
41 
85 
73 
39 

129 
41 
39 
38 
40 
44 
37 

112 
27 
51 
21 
21 
24 
83 
58 
51 
47 
66 
21 
49 
51 

126 
24 
17 

156 
21 
83 
81 
38 
33 
43 

107 
18 
88 
66 
6 
13 
25 
42 
79 
72 
29 
37 
77 

108 
71 
13 
27 
51 

140 
34 
17 

144 
48 
47 
64 


110 
40 
86 
72 
39 

126 
41 
41 
36 
29 
47 
35 

109 
25 
50 
24 
24 
29 

111 
58 
57 
36 
77 
26 
51 
52 

122 
24 
13 

160 
21 
85 
84 
39 
37 
50 

102 
15 

102 
68 
8 
14 
25 
38 
81 
74 
33 
40 
92 

120 
74 
14 
29 
53 

145 
31 
17 

144 
52 
48 
64 


14 


159 


Oak Leaf 


3 


160 


Listowel 












2 


6 


161 




2 


"l 




2 


2 
1 


"i" 


7 


163 


Oriental 


2 


164 


Romeo 


5 


1 




8 


19 


165 


Beethoven 


3 


167 


Hillsburg 


2 

2 
















i 


168 


Sutton 








2 
11 
2 
4 
4 
1 
3 


1 




1 


6 


169 


Grey 


I 


170 


Denovo 


6 

1 
6 
2 
4 
3 
3 
5 
32 
4 
3 


1 


"l 

1 




1 




1 


6 


171 




3 


172 


Penetangore 




4 
3 




2 


15 


173 






2 


174 


Dolman 










2 


6 


177 


Montana 








91 


176 


Dauncey 

Wellington Square ... 
Madoc 


















178 
















3 


179 


1 








5 
1 






8 


180 


Owen Sound 

Tecumseh 






3 






5 


189, 


3 










9 


183 


Teeswater 






10 

1 






1 




184 


Germania 


12 
6 
3 

2 

1 












8 


186 


Dufferin 

Cambridge 








1 






1 


188 








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1 
6 
1 

4 

4 


3 


189 
















fi 


190 


Chorazin 


1 
1 












17 


191 








4 


192 


Howick 














1 


194 


Albert 


5 

1 
2 
2 
1 
4 
9 
4 
1 
15 


1 


3 




1 
1 






16 


195 


Cicerone 


9! 


196 
















6 


197 






1 












6 


200 
















2 


201 
202 


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Silver Star 










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...... 

1 


2 
4 


203 


Pembroke 

Acton 








6 

4 

1 


2 




£ 


ao4 








1 


205 
















7 


206 


Silver City 


1 
2 


1 










3 


207 


















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Millbank 


1 
1 
1 
4 
1 
4 
5 
16 
11 
8 


1 






1 

1 

...„. 




....... 


2 


210 


Brucefield 




6 


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Lilly 








5 


4 


212 


Argyll 


1 

1 






7 


214 










13 


215 


Clifford 














8 


216 




1 
1 
2 






3 

1 
1 
3 








2 


217 








1 


10 


218 




1 




1 
2 

1 




12 


219 




4 


220 




2 






1 


221 




2 
4 

7 








3 


223 










1 
...... 


1 

2 

1 






9" 


224 


Ottawa 




1 






1 


19 


226 


3 


2 


227 






1 
13 


228 




5 
5 
2 
1 








4 


"i" 




1 


229 


Ernbro Star 








o 


230 














1 


4 


231 


Elora 


13 



1893] 



ABSTRACT SEMIANNUAL RETURNS. 



Vll. 



Term Ending 30th June, 1892. — Continued. 



SICK BENEFITS AND RELIEF 



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188 15 

21 26 

55 00 

64 00 

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15 00 
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16 00 
176 00 

21 00 
113 50 

17 00 


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30 00 
70 00 
76 07 




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$ c 
220 15 
105 76 
211 07 


158 


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159 


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160 


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114 50 

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317 40 

16 00 
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34 00 
443 50 

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126 25 

134 00 

74 69 

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111 00 

13 00 

12 00 
26 00 

206 75 

51 00 

6 00 

418 14 
83 50 
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212 00 

101 30 
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257 35 
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163 


109-4 
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1 


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164 






165 


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167 


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5 
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169 
170 


8 
59 






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13 00 


171 
172 


7 










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37 


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250 00 










174 


6 


















177 






















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111 25 
126 00 

74 69 








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178 


31-5 












179 


28 












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180 


25-5 


















182 




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183 


32 


96 00 
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12 00 
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141 50 

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217 16 
54 00 
78 00 
60 00 
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37 00 
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123 00 














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186 


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188 


8 


















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189 


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52 75 




190 


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191 


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194 


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195 


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106 66 






196 
197 


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18 


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256 00 206 




















207 


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32 00 
32 00 
26 14 
99 00 

230 57 
72 00 
9 00 
56 00 
87 00 
30 00 
16 00 
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66 40 

216 50 
9 00 
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157 50 

71 00 

72 00 




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52 00 

32 00 

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230 57 

72 00 

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15 00 

•66 40 

236 50 

9 00 

6 00 

322 50 

146 00 

223 88 

199 75 


209 


16 














210 


7-2 






211 


33 


30 00 






80 00 










3 50 


212 


47-5 
24 
3 












214 

215 
216 


19 








15 00 










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217 


29 
















218 


10 


















219 


5 




1 


20 00 


220 


5 
















221 


22-2 




...... 






"52" 50 
75 00 
48 00 












223 


72-3 


20 00 


224 


3 

2 




"3" 50 

"38 50 

48 75 




"64 "66 

"2" 06 


226 
227 


43-1 


45 00 




228 


23-4 






"23" 38 


229 


24 


40 00 




230 


50-1 








231 



Vlll. 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



Abstract prom Semi-Annual Returns. 




MEMBERSHIP. 


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6 


NAME OF LODGE. 


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1 






1 








27 
18 
34 

102 
21 
43 

121 

117 

110 
91 
31 
66 
45 
45 
39 

101 
43 
82 
61 
43 
13 
45 
14 
33 
39 

103 
26 
38 

130 
45 
54 
50 
42 
73 
55 
34 
59 
64 
58 
73 
40 
44 
41 
29 
51 
42 
76 
42 
47 
37 
44 
25 
17 
22 


27 
18 
33 

106 
23 
43 

126 

120 

113 
89 
34 
75 
47 
41 
44 

102 
4i 
87 
66 
38 
15 
46 
10 
35 
40 

107 
26 
43 

138 
41 
54 
57 
45 
82 
57 
37 
62 
63 
71 
76 
38 
50 
44 
31 
55 
53 
76 
42 
53 
44 
45 
27 
18 
37 
34 
31 
46 
51 
36 




233 


Hanover 
















9,34 




1 

10 
2 






2 
3 








1 


9,35 


Waterf ord 








2 

1 




1 


16 


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1 


«37 


Farmersville 












7 


9,39 


Stirling 


7 
8 
3 
1 
2 
7 
1 










2 






12 


240 


Carleion 








5 


9 


241 


Rideau 


l 


1 
1 




2 

1 






3 


B4fl 


Wilton 




2 





1 
1 


12 


9,43 


Thornbury 


2 




3 


944 


Port Arthur 


2 










2 


245 


Mallorytown 

Orillia 


1 
1 












3 


9,40 




4 


1 








5 


9,47 




5 
3 
5 

18 
4 








9, 


948 


Campbellford 










1 




1 


6 


9,49 


Beaverton 




1 




1 
11 


7 


950 


Ridgley 




2 






6 


9,51 


Bracebridge 


1 






6 


?m 


Floral 






5 








1 


9,53 




2 
3 














9, 


9,54 


Alba 


1 






2 
3 


1 

1 






3 


855 






956 


Grand Valley 

Credit 


2 
1 

7 
1 

4 

7 










BS7 
















9 


858 


Thamesford 








1 
1 


1 




1 


13 


?59 










2 


tffiO 






1 










1 


9,61 


Geld Hill 


2 










1 
1 


6 


flfi?, 




1 




4 






6 


W>3 












5 


B64 




8 

4 

10 

2 

3 

8 

1 

11 

3 

1 

7 

3 

3 

4 

14 

4 

1 

8 

10 

3 

3 

1 

14 

25 

29 

40 

46 

22 














1 


5 


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Delta . 










1 
1 




5 


fl66 
















10 


267 
















4 


263 


















fi 


269 


Woodstock 








4 


1 
2 






9 


970 










4 


9,71 






2 








3 


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3 


973 


Hastings 








2 


1 






3 


974 


Midland . 






1 






6 


9,75 














5 


976 


Sheard 










1 






2 


9,77 


Lambton 








...... 

2 






1 


9,78 


Rockliffe 


4 


fl79 


Grenville 








1 
1 
1 
3 


1 


...... 


6 


9,80 




9 


9,81 


Arthur 








1 


1 


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9, 


984 












1 




3 


tt85 














?8fi 






1 
10 
2 
6 
5 
14 

92 












3 


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1 








BRP 


















989 





















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9 


424 


168 


13 


87 








1248 


93 


18390 


19122 


1934 



1893] 



ABSTRACT SEMI-ANNUAL RETURNS. 



IX 



Teem Ending 30th June, 1892. — Continued. 



SICK BENEFITS AND RELIEFS. 




to 
to 
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fa 
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go: 


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to 


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03 

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to 




$ C 


$ c 




$ c 


"1 
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$ c 




$ c 


$ C 


$ c 


232 
233 
234 

235 




















6 

47 


18 00 
141 02 




1 


15 00 














33 00 

213 02 
51 00 
90 00 
75 65 
92 00 
31 50 

263 84 
39 50 

34 48 
15 00 

79 00 
82 30 
94 00 

80 35 
120 00 

96 26 
25 00 
12 00 
30 50 


30 00 


30 00 






12 Ou 




17 


51 00 
90 00 
75 65 

72 00 










"45" 50 
15 50 




236 
237 
239 
240 
241 
242 


30 






25 2 










24 

12-3 

46 






20 00 






31 50 

184 01 

24 00 

34 48 

15 00 

54 00 

42 00 

45 00 

70 35 

120 00 

80 26 

6 00 

9 00 

30 50 


"2705 










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8 










10 4 


















244 


5 

18 




245 
246 




1 
1 


25 00 
20 00 












80 


16 










19 50 
9 00 




247 
248 
249 
250 


15 


40 00 










23-2 
40 










10 00 








27 

2 












16 00 
19 00 






251 
252 












3 
















3 00 


253 


10-1 














"9 45 




254 
255 






















9 45 

7 50 

144 00 

68 85 

19 50 

178 05 

142 00 

166 00 

73 13 

36 00 

141 60 


9^6 


2-4 


7 50 
94 50 

68 85 


















257 


31 3 














49 50 






258 


24 2 
















059 


6 4 19 fid 




















260 


40-3 


107 05 
87 00 

119 00 
38 13 
36 00 

141 60 

51 25 
61 50 

102 88 
24 0® 

52 00 
22 50 
18 75 
86 95 
18 72 
10 28 

6 53 
38 50 
45 00 
79 55 

8 00 








10 00 


1 




61 00 




^61 


29' 


30 00 

30-66 










20 00 
27 00 


5 00 

20 00 


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39 3 










"5" 00 


"63 


12 5 






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12 














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16 5 






56 25 267 


20-3 
















61 50 268 


32-6 














41 25 






144 13 269 


8 




1 


15 00 












39 00 270 


13 
















52 00 271 


6-3 












17 50 






40 00 272 


4-5 
















18 75 '273 


29 2 














30 00 
29 90 
15 50 






116 95|274 
48 62 W7K 


6 4 
















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3 3 
















30 78 
6 53 
68 50 
75 00 
79 55 
8 00 


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280 




















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15 00 












6 00 
20 00 




77 50 


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35 00 


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27 00 




















27 00 


986 




















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8188-1 


25518 40 


3584 56 


42 


1195 00 


175 6649 50 


63 414 36 


2544 71 


1095 07 


1171 77 


42173 40 





APPENDIX. 



[1893 



Abstract from Semi-Annual Returns. 



NAME OF LODGE. 



Brock 

Cataraqui 

Otonabee 

Union 

Phoenix 

Rose 

Chatham 

Eureka 

El°in 

Erie 

Gore 

Samaritan 

St. Mary's 

Forest City 

Rondeau 

Avon 

Excelsior 

Frontier 

Mount Zion 

Unity 

Dominion 

Canada 

Otter 

Bissell 

Covenant 

Niagara 

Collingwood 

Fidelity 

Queen City of Ontario. 

Maple Leaf 

Howard 

Kingston 

Corinthian 

Huron 

Barrie 

Victoria 

Friendship 

Florence Nightingale . 

Exeter 

North Star 

Hope 

Lucan 

The Toronto 

Eastern Star 

Fergus 

Bothwell 

Warriner 

St. Thomas 

Oxford 

Durham 

Nippissing 

Amity 

Belleville 

Beaver 

Clinton 

Walkerton 

Constellation , 

Napanee 

Empire 

Olive Branch 

Reliance 



00 

® . 

a- © 



35 



19 






dec 



Receipts of Lodges. 






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a* 






■Qua 


fl . 


H 


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2 " 



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mO • 


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CO 




la 




-^ ~ u 


cd ® 


■4 


a h no 




+» 


3 


P t/3 


o 


P 


< 


$ c 


* c 


$ c 


106 90 


231 55 


86 83 


378 90 


694 80 


347 48 


288 40 
139 90 


412 74 
645 75 




413 75 


7 75 


280 39 


58 80 


76 20 


251 00 


45 00 


51 00 


£27 04 


373 00 


46 05 


424 45 


17 00 


155 00 


755 25 


246 96 


30 


25 00 


16 00 


219 90 


842 59 


373 00 


87 70 


426 65 


360 03 


47 25 


335 75 


554 50 


12 10 


487 20 


118 20 


127 87 


306 97 


346 10 


73 80 


720 81 


751 26 


50 80 


467 45 


27 98 


93 95 


681 21 


643 06 




74 75 
996 57 


15 45 
736 73 


111 80 


31 05 


442 26 


54 28 


89 00 


648 15 


13 70 


149 00 


286 82 


22 50 


30 


67 00 


3 00 


92 00 


646 54 


36 00 


66 60 


408 59 


135 35 


70 30 


451 60 


207 12 


30 


31 50 


225 00 


47 10 


574 81 


12 00 


89 00 
184 80 


158 50 
261 45 




194 00 


216 75 


638 40 


207 60 


43 50 


599 03 


55 00 


31 20 


339 77 


211 75 


39 80 


352 93 


489 00 


29 30 
91 20 


8 00 
421 29 




393 21 


56 25 


423 75 


213 18 


104 90 


136 71 


63 88 


4 50 


85 00 




341 50 


183 88 


83 40 


1 00 


79 84 


43 82 


36 23 


206 20 


108 50 


46 50 
78 50 


326 50 
208 62 




167 60 


13 15 


91 20 


146 80 


23 50 


247 25 


70 00 


190 50 


1057 45 


396 05 


25 60 
139 20 


265 00 
391 38 




55 00 


88 60 


201 85 


28 00 


245 90 


530 65 


53 75 


37 25 


634 75 


223 24 


25 60 


88 00 


25 00 


1 90 


77 50 




52 50 


153 13 


106 75 


189 30 


105 00 


83 15 


57 00 
25 90 


180 50 
234 50 




176 65 


58 40 


402 62 


255 00 


60 80 


498 81 


250 00 



$ c 


212 04 


450 90 


267 25 


318 70 


107 93 


204 51 


180 91 


194 02 


299 81 


10 50 


404 43 


347 81 


496 63 


166 15 


515 28 


686 21 


546 23 


35 80 


59 02 


381 26 


152 33 


262 90 


222 90 


28 73 


331 50 


164 59 


327 66 


171 25 


287 46 


136 11 


56 75 


563 98 


152 25 


122 82 


308 71 


110 05 


7C6 94 


154 60 


173 37 


42 00 


89 36 


83 13 


257 40 


99 40 


142 87 


38 96 


148 21 


325 81 


89 00 


412 08 


130 50 


622 70 


516 32 


49 23 


62 80 


134 33 


118 33 


123 43 


180 89 


382 47 


315 64 



1893] 



ABSTRACT SEMI-ANNUAL RETURNS. 



XI. 



Term Ending 30th June, 1892. 



Assets— How Invested. 



3-Sia 



$ c 

1084 85 

4433 99 

931 43 

369 00 

805 78 

331 08 

1299 18 

529 17 

614 68 

317 80 

504 83 

1807 93 

127 48 

193 62 

1100 31 

600 40 

1692 89 



150 44 

1082 04 

1175 15 

190 68 

492 67 

143 44 

277 55 

1251 00 

250 02 

232 47 

779 52 

358 78 

208 75 

250 33 

2531 87 

1293 39 

443 12 

2145 00 

224 93 

673 78 

651 32 

459 70 

1583 06 

84 36 

484 26 

66 95 

864 05 

208 44 

874 04 

128 79 

351 60 

3076 26 

1588 09 

2540 60 

4507 94 

248 28 

138 85 

452 65 

1513 36 

73 99 

1736 24 

29 66 

761 98 



fl © <d 

•i-" BC"-" 



$ c 
4000 00 



7150 00 



4125 78 



13500 00 
7 50 



3020 00 



3440 00 
750 00 



■a.S B - 

DO--* fl 

© 3 d 



$ c 



12000 00 



2879 50 

10400 00 

6816 65 



800 00 



6458 15 

15000 00 

8473 13 



11888 05 



723 00 
1000 00 
1600 00 



185 94 
1200 00 
4500 00 



2518 62 
4213 08 
1500 00 



1350 00 



3496 13 

575 00 

1369 91 

10314 77 



1500 00 

"iooo'bb" 



300 00 



1063 30 
300 00 
2000 00 
3000 00 
1609 36 
4100 00 



9181 01 
1100 00 
6870 00 
7187 75 
6200 00 
6500 00 



10844 51 

44 00 

3231 24 

4750 47 

4000 00 



2500 00 

5850 00 

290 00 



14152 51 
4585 92 
2750 00 



800 00 
'5OOOO 



324 00 



1100 00 



03 Sh DO 
CD <D 

5*« 



$ c 
1000 00 
1866 63 
2200 00 
1717 35 

750 00 

1089 60 
1126 14 
1000 00 
1035 54 

250 00 

796 06 

2275 00 

450 00 

1000 00 

1238 50 

1988 77 

462 57 

2147 49 

150 00 

865 00 

1090 26 
550 00 
600 00 



200 00 

1000 00 

2261 95 

350 00 

421 25 

750 00 

900 00 

1250 00 

1567 00 

741 62 

900 00 

789 30 

2000 00 

1300 00 

150 00 

757 19 

250 00 

550 00 

423 35 

1000 00 

558 19 

600 00 

900 00 

1300 00 

1425 00 

2000 00 

700 00 

2020 90 

4013 00 

500 00 

650 00 

550 00 

400 00 

1372 88 

1696 14 

750 00 

1600 00 





Funds. 




General Benefit 
Fund. 


a 
ft 
O 

a 

OS 


13 
a 

ft 
4a 
a 

CO 

a 

a 





CD 

a 

ft 

"5 


H 


* c 
4432 64 
5094 06 
3131 43 

14036 85 
1555 78 
4153 67 

12825 32 
7254 21 
4846 10 
1067 80 

11276 32 
8186 02 

15577 48 

12686 77 
2320 36 

14344 01 
1328 03 

11274 39 
1400 44 
5384 08 
6272 55 
5324 76 
6592 67 
143 44 
9130 95 
3295 00 
7342 97 
4388 82 
2982 44 
1699 50 
8108 75 
7228 41 
6906 49 
3079 74 
2843 12 
1688 16 

16377 44 
7883 20 
2295 41 
1216 89 
1987 79 
9.}3 41 
637 42 
1066 95 
4918 37 
1270 41 
2977 95 
9203 46 
1776 00 
4999 81 
2288 09 
4087 18 
5910 64 
2148 28 
788 85 
2060 69 
2213 36 
2299 63 
5063 68 
2627 47 
5076 87 


$ c 
1652 21 
1157 50 


$ C 


$ ( 
6084 I 


49 06 


6300 ( 
3131 ' 


7145 00 


54 50 


21236 , 
1555 


133 50 


13 01 


4300 : 

12825 . 


158 79 

904 40 

300 00 

3281 04 

2362 56 


932 82 
24 50 


8335 1 
5775 ( 
1367 i 


243 53 


14800 i 
10548 « 




15577 ' 




15 00 

18 45 

133 21 

8 18 

54 11 


12701 ' 




2338 i 




14477 I 


819 25 


2155 * 
11328 . 




1400 ' 


6583 63 
3930 61 
1386 46 


196 87 


12164 . 
10203 


229 46 


6940 f 
6592 ( 






143 ' 


2741 14 


172 92 


12045 ( 
3295 ( 




24 


7343 i 


944 12 
2372 34 

609 28 


5332 


31 93 


5386 ' 
2308 


23 50 
22 05 


8132 


99 87 


7350 
6906 


3167 00 


1 35 


6248 ( 
2843 


1204 20 


41 94 


2934 
16377 ' 




26 50 
80 


7909 ' 


1255 83 


3552 ( 
1286 * 


626 76 

1155 03 

464 60 


18 51 
84 36 
305 59 


2633 ( 
2232 i 
1407 < 
1066 ( 






4918 { 


113 03 




1383 ' 


166 00 
64 10 
16 00 
76 45 


3143 ! 


2800 00 


12067 , 
1792 < 


1500 00 


6576 ' 

2288 ( 


1451 17 
2547 00 


23 15 
63 30 


5561 { 
8520 < 
2148 ! 






788 f 




5 26 


2065 < 




2213 


877 11 
1368 70 
1361 55 
1363 75 


270 13 


3446 1 
6432 


2 92 
21 36 


3991 < 
6461 



Xll. 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



Abstkact from Semi-Annual Returns. 



NAME OF LODGE. 



Ivy 

Grand River 

Milton 

Western City 

Aylmer 

Nith 

Grand Union 

Minto 

Lindsay 

Golden Star 

Desoronto 

Cataract 

Crescent 

Manilla 

St. Clair 

Waterloo 

Royal Oak 

Orion 

Peterboro' 

Lucknow 

Trenton 

Gananoque 

Harmony 

Naomi 

Valley City 

Maitland 

Sydenham Valley. 

Saxon 

Streetsville 

Dresden 

Stella 

Sarnia 

Mizpah 

Charity 

Livingston 

Marion 

Oakville 

Glencoe 

Orient 

Peaceful Dove 

Cobourg 

St. Lawrence ....... 

Ancaster 

Garnet ! 

Leamington 

Concord 

Bay of Quinte 

Ridgetown 

Vivian 

Model 

Aurora 

Western Star 

Sycamore 

Hayden 

Wildey 

Alpha 

Brougham 

Pyramid 

Thamesville 



Qt3 

o a 



15 



SI 



cflCG 

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23 



Receipts of Lodges. 


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a * 




g 


■CO 


fl 




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o 

CO 


S P*v(D 


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9 

S3 


03 9 SP 
■a o © 

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Si 

J3 DD 


O 




fi 


< 


$ c 


$ c 


$ C 


27 00 


216 43 


130 50 


198 00 


310 30 


122 CO 


21 00 


95 38 


66 53 


38 90 


234 43 


10 00 


94 50 


318 75 


290 37 


6 30 


206 50 


105 50 


115 30 


288 84 


107 50 


20 60 


112 47 


95 67 


161 75 


277 20 




18 40 


159 50 


603 45 


22 30 


280 00 


2 35 


26 00 


142 50 


68 75 


124 90 


765 85 


105 29 


28 30 


85 50 


10 00 


16 30 


376 50 


149 05 


191 80 


371 55 


273 50 


48 90 


227 00 


14 00 


43 90 


187 38 


86 75 


544 40 


690 24 


277 12 


62 56 


205 05 


278 12 


11 50 


174 00 


35 07 


243 50 


602 78 


140 18 


343 60 


551 85 

32 00 

363 50 


174 00 


49 30 


164 50 


40 00 


130 50 


42 90 


135 55 


448 45 


97 00 


1 00 


92 20 


85 49 


2 00 


164 50 


53 00 


247 00 


348 69 


329 78 


261 70 


320 20 


133 80 


144 00 


184 55 


155 22 


111 50 


316 50 


73 37 




97 50 
95 10 


9 50 
103 56 


10 60 


87 50 


211 10 


81 00 


92 00 


146 50 


40 00 


66 80 


198 71 


18 90 


26 20 

30 

54 00 

107 80 


51 85 
133 50 








330 25 


31 67 


50 30 
80 30 


122 50 
121 06 




86 90 


57 75 


329 28 


23 32 


64 40 


151 20 


41 80 


57 20 


305 19 


1 10 


127 00 


298 96 


455 97 


26 35 


134 70 


107 00 


61 20 


92 50 


35 50 


19 20 


247 00 


171 00 


3 00 


166 24 


57 50 


30 


101 00 


27 17 


171 90 


274 40 


62 43 


27 10 


138 50 


97 50 


76 90 


369 70 


167 87 


43 80 


67 00 


51 30 


2 60 


81 60 




42 90 


134 00 


27 50 



CO 


CD 


CO 


a 


9 


Qi 


M 


W 


43 


a 




u 




3 


O 


$ c 


46 53 


85 56 


113 38 


65 99 


116 86 


72 67 


611 ft6 


100 54 


74 39 


97 28 


68 31 


126 93 


65 50 


49 34 


166 98 


414 11 


155 70 


55 69 


827 35 


163 64 


102 67 


338 91 


413 16 


8 00 


167 86 


135 30 


253 27 


39 10 


276 59 


472 07 


205 49 


272 35 


228 83 


45 45 


133 66 


99 70 


243 32 


175 09 


72 59 


65 68 


118 83 


149 14 


70 23 


150 62 


137 25 


145 43 


109 34 


711 98 


94 18 


87 17 


178 08 


123 16 


92 57 


190 60 


144 00 


304 06 


23 10 


39 66 


60 69 



1893] 



ABSTRACT SEMI-ANNUAL RETURNS. 



Xlll. 



Term Ending 30th June, 1892.— Continued. 



Assets— How Invested. 


U QQ 

Oh 

M © 

w s • 

ri ? ™ 

o 


-d 
a 

_ 00 03 

a cd © 

d rf.r 

jjjScQ 


1 
3 

<D O o3 


d 

a 
<a 

«2 . 

d5.S 

<u 2 0/ 


$ c 
3441 36 


$ c 
1985 00 
3832 30 

687 00 
1200 00 
1700 00 
3550 00 
1750 00 

"iiob'bb" 

1030 00 


$ c 


$ C 
326 00 
800 00 
600 00 
391 98 
700 00 
634 00 
832 00 
500 00 
1000 00 
495 26 
675 00 
500 00 
845 80 
400 00 
588 81 
625 00 


698 43 




255 41 




191 85 
2810 38 




387 51 




154 17 

869 95 

1075 70 


"2266 bo 


1798 60 




2415 34 




842 01 


400 00 




673 94 


6870 00 


452 40 


36 L 12 

'"'2350 00 ' 

9 50 

1900 00 


1866 76 

930 73 

1297 00 


5330 00 
3400 00 


553 93 




600 00 

1474 89 

669 35 

684 00 

1975 00 

3302 66 

200 00 

1574 09 

338 50 

1650 00 

750 00 

700 00 

163 43 

1038 00 

1200 00 

1220 29 

180 00 

1000 00 

600 00 

600 00 

691 20 

600 00 

600 00 

2242 50 

763 00 

250 00 

566 90 

3306 09 

400 00 

1267 89 

1600 00 

865 00 

300 00 

394 06 \ 

1043 00 1 

300 00 

360 00 

200 00 

1500 00 

150 00 

600 00 

375 00 


5754 93 


25 00 


240 67 


3729 00 


1062 84 




3280 63 


1110 00 
6200 00 




137 30 




194 17 


612 00 

500 00 

750 00 

5718 24 


592 76 
1908 33 


3800 00 


287 44 
643 64 


'"iaSo'ob" 

""500 "00 


44 02 
1315 79 
1924 40 


4500 00 
4414 08 


760 13 






1689 67 






269 45 


130 00 




1031 88 




607 90 


2000 00 




31 32 


3302 55 


201 90 


1150 00 


426 32 




872 63 


1000 00 




1099 48 




1729 41 






1107 36 






1360 70 






396 12 






108 57 




3000 00 
3550 75 


2121 47 




1044 20 


450 00 
1900 00 


9 18 




768 68 




61 70 




3998 02 


156 14 


17 00 

563 00 

1000 00 


235 55 

387 36 


1300 00 


933 57 


1575 00 


15 11 


2620 00 


983 91 




183 55 


700 00 




654 84 





Funds. 






$ c 
2831 28 
2314 01 
1287 00 
1783 83 
4756 36 
4571 51 
1979 66 
3389 90 
3175 70 
2314 38 
2508 54 
1742 01 
6069 91 
3233 52 
7785 57 
5967 93 

2947 00 
3038 40 
5609 35 
3865 31 

1746 84 
5260 01 
5543 70 
1006 17 
3636 79 
2496 47 
7655 68 
1793 96 
5244 02 
5862 70 
2331 02 
1960 13 
2886 08 

579 45 
2031 88 
2670 44 

2948 74 
1225 01 

600 00 
1727 63 
3333 88 
1430 08 

906 50 
1927 60 
1702 21 
3508 57 
5735 80 
2650 20 
2774 18 

576 22 
3384 28 

951 99 
2398 50 

1747 36 
2708 57 
2515 72 

935 21 
1483 55 
1029 84 



$ c 

921 08 

2966 39 



454 02 



150 00 
180 05 



993 38 
377 43 



2310 50 



1308 95 



1515 00 
773 71 



1063 97 
2025 39 



2766 10 
500 36 



794 18 



526 28 
610 CO 



354 89 
844 10 
762 89 
425 21 
745 00 
2 10 
1060 33 
416 86 



1204 31 
444 00 



483 36 
1060 50 
264 15 



1169 33 

198 70 



40 33 
255 41 



606 51 



16 10 
204 37 



10 33 



28 85 



35 53 

130 47 



41 65 
137 90 



63 87 



5 50 



4 32 
1 38 



23 88 



182 59 

141 03 

55 17 

1 11 



6 00 



34 00 



9 10 



450 06 



$ c 
3752 36 
5320 73 
1542 41 
1783 83 
5210 38 
4571 51 
2736 17 
3569 95 
3175 70 
3323 86 
3090 34 
1742 01 
8389 74 
1213 52 
7785 57 
7305 73 
2947 00 
3053 93 
7254 82 
4639 02 

1746 81 
6365 63 
7706 99 
1006 17 
6466 76 
2996 83 
7655 68 
2593 64 
5244 02 
6393 30 
2942 40 
1960 13 
2909 96 

579 45 
2031 88 
3207 90 
3933 87 
2043 07 
3026 32 
2472 63 
3341 98 
2490 41 
1357 36 
1927 60 
1702 21 
3508 57 
6940 11 
3094 20 
2774 18 
1068 68 
4444 78 
1216 14 
2398 50 

1747 36 
2708 57 
4135 33 
1133 91 
1483 55 
1029 84 



16 



XIV. 



APPENDIX 



[1893 



Abstract from Semi- Annual Returns. 



NAME OF LODGE. 



Progress 

Oak Leaf 

Listowel 

Simcoe 

Oriental 

Romeo 

Beethoven 

Hillsburg 

Sutton 

Grey 

Denovo 

Alliston 

Penetangore 

Emerald 

Dolman 

Dauncey 

Montana 

Wellington Square 

Madoc 

Owen Sound 

Teeumseh 

Teeswater 

Germania 

Dufferin 

Cambridge 

Parry Sound 

Chorazin 

Jarvis 

Howick 

Albert 

Cicerone... 

Florence 

Minerva 

Weston 

Beacon 

Silver Star 

Pembroke 

Acton 

Ahiram 

Silver City 

Millbank 

Brucerield 

Lilly 

Argyll 

Freestone 

Clifford 

Elmira 

Mount Brydges .... 

Enterprise 

Georgian Bay 

Woodslee , 

Chesley , 

Hensall 

Ottawa 

Merlin 

Sauble 

International 

Embro Star 

Prince of Wales .... 

Elora 



0*5 



18 



10 



20 



og 
6® 



Receipts of Lodges. 



a* 



03 fl 00 
"3 o <D 



$ c 
133 90 
18 60 
77 50 
10 00 
9 75 
58 00 



32 60 
35 40 
18 00 
78 41 
27 10 
101 90 
40 00 
63 10 
45 00 

27 00 
84 30 

535 90 
73 80 

28 20 



132 53 
93 70 
47 30 
50 00 
26 50 



9 00 
121 96 

8 00 
38 05 
35 50 
24 50 
71 00 

91 00 
66 50 

6 00 
282 80 

7 50 
17 00 
16 90 
23 22 
69 60 
29 00 

92 30 
56 75 

186 45 
203 10 

107 40 

8 00 
12 00 
56 70 

108 90 
50 



48 60 
33 40 
28 05 
18 60 



oj <D 



3 aa 



$ C 
357 10 
134 60 
195 00 
208 60 

100 50 
456 99 

84 50 
70 50 

101 20 

63 50 
152 20 

76 90 
343 65 

64 50 
136 00 

66 00 
42 45 

61 50 
311 80 
143 28 
107 70 
1.0 53 
222 97 

76 20 
147 45 
134 63 
517 21 

62 40 

44 97 
520 64 

50 00 
221 00 
187 75 
131 25 

68 58 
177 41 

283 30 
52 50 

290 83 
9 24 

45 00 
90 15 

126 60 
164 20 
243 30 
80 75 
116 88 

284 35 
343 50 
174 00 

39 00 

60 37 

166 10 

416 21 

90 50 

36 50 

488 20 

133 00 

110 52 

189 78 



% c 
116 05 
30 02 
11 35 
25 00 
23 75 
75 00 
30 00 

1 25 
56 00 

7 50 
78 80 



214 75 
96 00 
10 00 



32 35 



80 34 

58 83 
37 25 
42 90 
76 40 



21 75 

91 80 

107 92 

64 57 


219 00 


83 00 

88 56 

118 05 

55 85 



90 55 
20 00 
167 40 

120 71 

25 00 

26 00 
16 75 

185 34 

121 65 

27 00 

2 00 
1527 94 

89 55 
83 00 ! 

3 00 I 



104 50 
50 00 



12 50 
414 36 



170 55 
31 14 



190 62 


121 20 


32 78 


254 97 


23 85 


70 45 


123 49 


169 70 


224 55 


5 00 


121 14 


67 23 


70 88 


117 77 


5 70 


43 01 


111 80 


103 32 


254 09 


68 48 


172 57 


1592 25 


241 27 


153 79 


11 27 


79 17 


62 67 


244 52 


20 39 


457 68 


15 00 


247 50 


75 65 



1893] 



ABSTRACT SEMI-ANNUAL RETURNS. 



XV. 



Term Ending 30th June, 1892.— Continued. 



Assets — How Invested. 



-H 0> CO 

o 


Invested in 
Mortgages and 
Securities. 


a 

eS 

III 

co-2 
03 3 a 


Invested in 
Furniture and 
Kegalia. 


$ c 


$ c 
5174 61 


$ c 


$ c 

900 00 
350 00 
908 85 
650 00 
800 00 
223 46 
400 00 I 

70 00 ; 
338 00 
300 00 
200 00 
745 00 
1488 96 
600 00 
310 00 

84 50 
150 00 


589 56 


45 00 


1221 90 




280 80 
324 06 


100 00 


2000 00 


671 15 


2900 00 




214? 72 




204 16 




850 00 

4140 20 

346 06 


96 97 




182 95 
48 38 


200 00 
1150 00 

333 28 
2867 50 

278 00 

760 00 


81 89 




457 92 




416 76 
44 98 


1600 00 






716 81 






141 16 






1243 32 


40 00 




1312 86 






527 29 


490 75 
225 46 
300 00 




124 80 
240 00 
234 56 
485 00 
350 00 

1085 00 
550 00 
736 00 
191 15 

1063 18 
100 00 
303 00 
281 65 
300 00 
536 95 
300 00 

1542 42 
150 00 
507 22 
500 00 
150 00 


900 00 




1245 53 




401 85 




484 85 




850 00 
2000 00 
2300 00 


1140 00 

805 31 

1347 77 


225 00 

1450 50 

208 00 

222 50 

2900 00 


601 51 




667 60 




406 00 




1094 30 


1900 00 




1690 96 




43 12 




2346 74 


849 84 




910 29 


450 00 




2070 92 




21 63 
190 80 


296 25 


'"3717 "38" 


66 36 

774 22 


1433 92 
250 00 
756 00 


296 89 






675 00 


200 00 
1645 32 
214 74 
500 00 
255 00 
609 88 
500 00 
400 00 
200 00 
200 00 
210 00 
700 00 
144 51 
245 00 
1395 22 
455 32 
411 00 
840 00 


1271 06 


1500 00 

2600 00 

1200 00 

221 00 


245 62 




916 97 




1075 63 




546 56 


3308 26 


1223 25 


189 12 


755 98 


1479 35 
65 00 


404 43 
276 00 


100 00 
700 00 


98 48 


1400 00 


2521 40 




119 90 




1500 00 


914 31 




3937 58 


612 60 




361 66 






612 29 





Fdnds. 



a 
m 



$ c 

3714 75 

984 56 

1875 75 

3030 80 

1124 06 

3688 15 

1389 67 

1124 26 

4575 17 

673 75 

1388 38 

1158 17 

4441 64 

2894 76 

1114 98 

84 50 

575 68 

141 16 

2575 38 

1515 63 

1142 84 

746 26 

1545 53 

378 43 

1684 00 

3166 76 

3640 93 

1617 24 

910 16 

1838 65 

339 44 

2994 30 

1095 77 

2193 46 

943 12 

1406 57 

1967 28 

467 88 

4415 40 

2000 23 

1174 22 

1052 89 

875 00 

3501 30 

2845 62 

1412 55 

1615 63 

3735 70 

1912 37 

1970 30 

769 43 

1176 00 

1708 48 

1999 38 

1764 41 

245 00 

4762 63 

1067 92 

360 93 

1452 29 



$ c 
2359 86 



255 00 



1154 05 



355 26 
'872*79' 



285 36 



1430 05 



619 20 

184 75 
485 00 



1284 11 

1345 34 
674 53 
105 00 

1974 66 
100 00 
303 00 
857 23 
495 64 
443 67 
253 72 

1597 03 



915 08 
214 74 
704 42 



711 00 
'574 10 



1217 42 



1415 35 

"'iii'oo' 



$ c 



1 79 



107 10 



10 00 
2 00 



5 77 



20 80 
116 53 



49 81 
23 42 



119 04 



817 47 
66 56 



19 61 
76 



49 03 



500 00 



18 00 
90 98 



33 13 
93 



o 

EH 

$ c 
6074 61 

984 56 
2130 75 
3032 59 
1124 06 
3795 25 
2543 72 
1124 26 
4575 17 
1029 01 
1398 38 
1160 17 
4814 36 
2894 76 
1114 98 
84 50 

866 81 

141 16 
2596 18 
3062 21 
1142 84 
1365 46 
1780 09 

886 85 
1684 00 
4450 87 
5105 31 
2291 77 
1015 16 
4630 78 

506 00 
3297 30 
1972 61 
2689 86 
1386 79 
1660 29 
3613 34 

467 88 

4415 40 
2000 28 
1174 22 
1052 89 

875 00 

4416 38 
3060 36 
2616 97 
1615 63 
4464 70 
1912 37 
2635 33 

769 43 
1176 00 
1708 48 
3221 40 
1764 41 

245 00 
6211 11 
1067 92 

772 86 
1452 29 



XVI. 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



Abstract from Semi-Annual Returns. 





NAME OP LODGE. 


o 
O 

00 

© 

Q 

So 
© 

• © 


a 

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a m 
as a 

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■Sit 

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Receipts of Lodges. 




9 

60 

o 
6 


a*. 

«« 

«a 

°" ^ * 

a ^ m 
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a CD 


a . 

eg © 

3 ao 

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09 
© 
O 

u 


O 

OO 

h 
© 

o 
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CO 

© 

CO 

© 
X 

H 

p 
© 

U 

3 



232 


Equity 






$ c 


$ c 
45 00 
30 00 
120 40 
285 00 
56 00 


$ c 

""3500 " 

84 17 

6 29 

56 70 


$ c 
1 50 


233 


Hanover 


4 
3 






45 00 


234 


Ilderton 


10 
14 
10 
14 
13 
21 


15 80 
74 80 
42 80 


81 62 


235 


Waterford 


153 54 


236 


Acorn 


8 
3 

21 

22 


53 05 


237 


Farmersville 




239 


Stirling 


106 50 

112 50 

51 30 

28 60 

27 00 

■ 155 40 

11 00 

9 40 

51 00 

43 50 

64 90 

246 70 

63 30 

80 

32 00 

37 95 


299 00 
434 50 
315 10 

258 90 
93 50 

267 20 

117 00 

118 71 
164 34 
214 36 
136 50 

259 25 
236 40 
114 00 

16 50 

141 50 

37 13 

107 50 

90 75 

279 75 

78 00 

90 98 

367 10 

149 20 

169 20 

154 75 

102 54 

302 00 

189 00 

105 50 

230 20 

148 50 

228 75 

140 00 

111 11 

113 50 

116 75 

93 50 

154 53 

154 75 

218 22 

109 00 

87 50 

129 65 

145 40 

81 00 

31 45 

85 00 

92 50 

75 00 

69 00 


198 00 

219 75 
38 50 
16 38 
78 00 
46 14 
30 00 
8 75 

" 162 76* 

15 00 

207 50 


116 69 


240 


Carleton 


562 65 


241 


Rideau 


175 27 


242 
243 


Wilton 

Thombury 


1 


10 


212 44 
109 51 


244 


Port Arthur 


19 
3 
5 
7 
6 
6 

33 
7 


10 

11 

6 

12 

9 

13 

11 

11 

11 

2 

8 

4 

9 

5 

8 

26 


326 22 


245 


Mallorytown 


30 10 


246 


Orillia 


67 15 


247 


Gordon 


99 56 


248 


Campbellford 


308 74 


249 


Beaverton 


59 80 


250 
251 


Ridgely 


208 00 


Bracebridge 


221 99 


252 


Floral 




107 20 


253 


Caledonia 


9 
9 






254 


Alba 


74 28 
22 00 
54 25 


105 60 


255 


Tottenham 


41 20 


256 


Grand Valley ... 


3 

4 
18 

1 


28 30 

19 50 

109 50 

9 60 

61 00 

143 40 

5 00 

30 

127 15 

61 60 

180 30 

32 10 
67 25 

112 50 

12 00 

229 90 

33 36 
16 60 
89 80 
52 60 

46 55 
78 00 

171 30 
72 00 

9 90 
101 40 
258 50 

47 80 
33 00 
11 00 

172 00 
442 05 
321 00 
240 00 
245 00 
250 00 


66 10 


257 


Credit 


19 45 


258 


Thamesford 


90 50 


61 82 


259 


Lynden 


24 37 


260 


Meaford 


5 97 

7 10 

34 50 

12 00 


129 55 


261 


Gold Hill 


28 


8 

10 
6 


157 46 


262 


Norwood 




263 


East Toronto 




70 77 


264 


Fraternity 


25 


108 73 


265 


Delta 






266 


Missanabie 


18 


7 




165 56 


267 


Algoma 


12 00 

13 00 
36 75 
22 32 
82 00 


203 40 


268 


Stanley 


11 

20 

3 

33 

3 

3 


3 
6 
6 
6 
5 
4 


78 21 


269 


Woodstock 


114 05 


270 


Dan sdowne 


85 00 


271 


North Bay 


532 71 


272 


Lakeview 


53 00 


273 


Hastings 


20 93 

15 "45" 

4 00 


60 62 


274 


Midlaud 


112 73 


275 


Fairy 


7 

9 

15 


3 

2 
8 

2 

2 
2 


53 70 


276 


Sheard 


86 83 


277 


Lambton 


80 32 


278 


Rockliffe 


60 50 
71 26 


278 02 


279 


Grertville 


19 

1 

21 


95 63 


280 




141 08 


281 






66 90 


282 






116 00 


283 




4 
7 
3 


3 

2 




101 13 


284 


Lyn 




27 25 


285 


18 00 
41 00 


69 64 


286 






364 80 


287 




75 

85 

3 

138 

74 




255 82 


288 




1 




107 15 


289 






261 27 


290 


Tweed .. 






73 07 


291 


Rodney 


2 


76 55 




195 72 




3004 


3440 


18603 49 


55048 64 


23444 09 


41313 71 



1893] 



ABSTRACT SEMI-ANN UAL RETURNS. 



xvn. 



Term Ending 30th June, 1892. —Continued. 



Assets— Bow Invested. 


Funds. 




* 9. 
a S 

3-3,8 

o 


T3 

a 
d 

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a 

03 

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a 
a 
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d 

a 
3 


13 

a 
a 
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a 
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be 
a 
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a 
o 

o 

$ c 


TJ 

a 
3 
ft 

« 

O 

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$ c 

980 55 

280 00 

1980 80 

2035 50 

757 29 


© 

O 

o 
6 
55 


$ c 
530 55 


$ C 


$ c 


$ C 
450 00 
100 00 
225 00 
1100 00 
140 00 


$ c 

980 55 

200 00 

1828 54 

2035 50 

757 29 


$ c 


232 


100 00 


80 00 
141 56 


10 to" 


233 


7 29 




1748 51 


234 


935 50 




235 


617 29 










236 












237 


216 16 


1600 00 
12 00 




1093 68 

2100 00 J 

1600 95 

283 51 | 

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286 76 

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333 21 

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245 

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503 30 






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345 75 
600 00 
270 23 
179 38 
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550 00 
316 21 
155 60 
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210 14 
793 12 

1846 98 
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599 13 

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1041 76 
640 71 
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1405 24 
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863 31 
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268 


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272 


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XV111. 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



Abstract from Semi- Annual Returns. 







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ABSTRACT SEMI-ANNUAL RETURNS. 



XIX, 



Term Ending 31st December, 1892. 



SICK BENEFITS AND RELIEFS. 



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173 


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XX. 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



Abstract from Semi-Annual Returns. 







ME MBERSHIP 








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97 


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100 


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101 


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102 












103 


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104 


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105 


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106 
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108 


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109 


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113 


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114 




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115 


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116 


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117 


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119 


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3 

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120 


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122 


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124 


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10 
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7 
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125 


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1 
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2 


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126 


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19,7 




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4 


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129 


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130 


1 






3 
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131 


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132 


Oakville 












133 


Glencoe 

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1 






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134 










135 


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1 

7 

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136 


1 












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137 


St. Lawrence 






5 


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138 


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1 










139 


Garnet 






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140 


Leamington 

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9 
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1 
1 




2 




4 
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1 


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3 
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146 


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148 










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149 
















151 




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152 




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154 


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156 












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158 










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134 


7 


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244 


17 


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57 


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120 


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1893] 



ABSTRACT SEMI-ANNUAL RETURNS. 



XXI. 



Term Ending 31st December, 1892.— Continued. 



SICK BENEFITS AND RELIEFS. 



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92 00 



33 75 



45 00 



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13 50 



27 65 
54 75 



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15 18 
106 16 



4 00 



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41 50 



40 45 
119 00 
42 00 



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10 00 



15 00 
3l" 75 



2 25 
15 80 

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5 00 
35 00 
40 00 



16 00 



17 00 



5 00 
1200 



10 00 
10 00 



15 00 
10 00 



5 00 
10 00 



10 00 

"200 



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205 00 
12 00 
73 50 
147 00 ' 
220 00 
110 53 

44 00 

42 15 
98 50 

113 75 

321 25 

725 00 

27 00 

67 45 

137 50 

604 50 

90 25 

45 00 
334 80 

81 80 

43 75 
194 60 
501 72 



81 77 
38 00 

742 72 



15 00 

168 00 

18 50 

53 00 

94 25 

6 00 

84 50 

84 00 

42 00 

47 00 

9 00 

14 

357 50 

145 00 

55 25 

126 53 

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73 40 

34 28 

101 00 

252 10 

17 00 

157 1.1 



121 50 

139 43 

9 00 

159 50 

56 75 

1 50 

58 00 

448 CO 

131 50 



XX11. 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



Abstract from Semi-Annual Returns. 



EMBERSHIP. 



NAME OF LODGE. 


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4 
2 
2 

2 




Simcoe 








2 


Oriental 


2 






1 












1 
3 
1 














2 






Hillsburg.... 


2 












































1 








1 

2 

1 






Alliaton 


1 
5 

1 






2 




1 








1 

"i" 


Emerald 






3 










Dauncey 


2 
1 
4 
11 
2 
5 








...... 






Montana.... 


Wellington Square ... 
Madoc 




1 
















3 




"i" 
"l" 


Owen Sound 




1 




...„. 

"l" 

4 


Tecumseh 


""l 

1 


Tees water .. . 


Germania 


18 

" "i" 

6 
3 






Dufferin 

Cambridge 


Parry Sound . 








Chorazin 
















1 

1 

1 

...... 

9 






Howick .. 














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..... 


Albert 


4 
1 
3 

1 
3 
1 
4 
9 

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3 
6 
2 
1 




1 




Cicerone 


Florence 


Minerva ... . 












Weston 








1 

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...... 




..... 


Beacon 








3 

4 

3 

...„. 


Silver Star 








Pembroke ... 








Acton 












Silver City 

Egremont . 










1 








1 






Brucefleld ... 










Lilly 








1 


1 






Argvll 


1 










.... 


Clifford 
















Elmira 


1 

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6 
4 
2 
1 
2 
4 
1 


2 








1 




Mount Brydges ... 






1 
8 

"i" 




i 




2 






Georgian Bay 






















1 






























i 


Merlin 








Sauble 




5 
2 
4 
2 








3 










1 










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Prince of Wales 






2 

2 


2 
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Elora 








Equity 




















Ilderton 



















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72 
39 
126 
41 
41 



47 
35 

109 
25 
50 
24 
24 
29 

111 
58 
57 
36 
77 
26 
51 
52 

122 
24 
13 

160 
21 
85 
84 
39 
37 
50 

102 
15 

102 

68 

8 

14 
25 
38 
81 
74 
33 
40 
92 

120 
74 
14 
29 
53 

145 
31 
17 

144 
52 
48 
64 
27 
18 
33 



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113 8 

23 

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34 

119 
61 
62 
32 



51 
54 

124 
23 
12 

163 
22 
84 
76 
41 
35 
49 

107 
15 

104 
71 
14 
16 
26 
36 
85 
75 
32 
42 

101 

120 
78 
15 
29 
55 

141 
32 
17 

146 
54 
46 



1893] 



ABSTRACT SEMI-ANNUAL RETURNS 



XXIll. 



Teem Ending 31st December, 1892— Continued. 



SICK BENEFITS AND RE.LIEFS. 


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49 00 

18 00 
148 26 

73 00 

19 71 
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33 00 

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163 


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165 


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167 


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168 
















169 


















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2 00 

3 00 
363 00 

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222 95 

6 00 
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169 75 

155 90 

99 00 

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170 


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36 00 

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165 75 

150 90 

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25 00 

42 00 

27 00 

192 00 

12 43 


40 00 




174 


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3 
















176 
177 


12 




178 


27-3 










179 


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182 


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183 
184 


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186 


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188 


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191 




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24 00 
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218 










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XXIV. 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



Abstract from Semi-Annual Returns. 







MEMBERSHIP. 














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6 

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l 
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106 
23 

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126 
120 

113 
89 
34 
75 
47 
41 
44 

102 
48 
87 
66 
38 
15 
46 
10 
35 
40 

107 
26 
43 

138 
40 
54 
57 
45 
82 
57 
37 
62 
63 
71 
76 
38 
50 
44 
31 
55 
53 
76 
42 
53 
44 
45 
27 
18 
37 
34 
31 
46 
51 
36 


103 

23 

37 
132 

124 
114 

84 


7 


236 








1 


4 


237 


Farmersville 


3 


939 


Stirling 

Carleton 








7 


240 








1 


H 


241 


Rideiu 








3 


212 


Wilton 




1 




7 


4 


243 


Thornbury 








31 


244 


Port Arthur 

Malloryton 


4 








5 
5 

7 


2 






72 1 


245 








42 1 


246 


Orillia 
















34 


247 


















44 3 


948 


Campbellford 


1 

1 
4 

1 
1 
















103 
49 
84 
66 
39 
16 
47 
10 
33 
38 

111 
24 
48 

127 
35 
59 
63 
43 
85 
58 
34 
81 
73 
73 
77 
39 
49 
42 
31 
58 
54 
75 

*43 
59 
52 
53 
28 
20 
39 
39 
34 
45 
55 
48 
48 
62 
43 


i 


249 


















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950 


Ridgely 








6 


1 
1 






3 


251 


















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Floral 
















253 


Caledonia 




1 












1 


254 


Alba 


1 














1 


9,55 


Tottenham 


















956 


Grand Valley 


2 

1 
4 








3 
3 






l 


1 


257 


Credit 








6 


258 


Thamesford 








8 


259 










1 


1 






3 


WO 




5 
12 












1 


261 


Gold Hill 




3 




12 
3 


14 

1 

...... 

2 




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4 


269, 


Norwood 




2 


263 


5 
6 
1 
3 
3 
2 
20 
9 
2 

1 




...... 




3 


264 




2 


265 


Delta 










l 


2 


266 










...... 

4 
2 

1 


7 


967 




3 


?68 


Stanley 

Woodstock 

Lansdowne 

North Bay 








1 
1 






3 


269 


1 
1 


1 
1 




4 


270 






8 


271 










i!72 


Lakeview 
















4 


273 


1 














6 


274 


Midland 




1 










4 


9,75 


Fairy 

Sheard 

Lambton 

Rockcliffe 

Grenville 

Balmoral 

Arthur 

Sudbury 


2 
4 
5 
4 
5 
3 
10 
8 
8 
2 
2 

I 

3 
1 
5 
11 
32 
54 
33 






4 
2 








2 


376 








2 






3 


277 










278 








1 
2 






4 


279 


1 






5 

2 
3 


4 


280 






1 


281 








1 






4 


282 














283 










"l" 






2 


284 


Lyn 

Morewood 

Royal 

Ripley 

Chesterville 

Glanworth 

Tweed 

1 Rodney 

Minnetonka 

Thomasburg 

Broadview 




285 














2 


286 
















4 


237 


















288 
















2 


289 










1 




l 
l 




290 










1 


291 




1 

16 

8 

10 












292 














2 


293 




3 


294 















_ 







31st Dec, 1892 

30th June, 1892.... 


' 906 
| 1248 


49 
93 


75 
92 


2 
9 


491 
424 


137 
168 


i 

13 


70 
81 




19450 


1099 




18390 


1934 










Year 31st Dec. ,1892 


2154 


142 


167 i 11 


915 


305 


14 


151 


18390 


19450 


3033 



1893] 



ABSTRACT SEMI-ANNUAL RETURNS. 



XXV. 



Term Ending 31st December, 1892- Continued. 







SICK 


BENE ¥ ITS 


AND RELIEFS. 








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48 00 

67 50 
126 20 
146 00 

11 00 
31 43 

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16 50 


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235 
236 
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240 


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241 


7-6 




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242 


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244 
245 






246 


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6 






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247 
248 


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249 
250 
251 
252 
253 
254 


9 


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120 50 
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19 50 

6 10 

18 60 

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128 50 

213 25 
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15 00 

103 65 
95 50 
55 75 
12 00 
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135 75 
41 45 
85 00 
78 18 
71 00 

"*ii6"5o 

112 71 
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37 35 
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255 
256 


29-4 


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257 


27 


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50 25 


32 00 

7 50 

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258 
259 
260 
261 
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263 


4 

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264 
265 
266 
267 
268 
269 


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135 75 
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85 00 
18 43 
51 00 

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24 40 
7 30 

25 50 

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54 00 












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17 






270 
271 

272 
273 

274 
275 
276 
277 
278 
279 
280 


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8-4 


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"i" 


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13-3 


281 
282 














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13 50 


43 00 




















56 50 


283 
284 













2 


6 00 
900 


















6 00 
64 50 

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285 


21-3 
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286 
287 
288 












289 
290 
291 
292 
293 
294 


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2551840 


3117 
358456 


31 
42 


62250 
1195 


18(5 
175 


665650 
664950 


86 
63 


82010 
41436 


166357 
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2835 34 


3504953 
4217340 




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73 


63445 


361 


133060 149 


123446 


5107 87 


2135 09 


77222 93 





XXVI. 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



Abstract from Semi-Annual Returns. 



NAME OF LODGE 



Brock 

Cataraqui 

Otonabee 

Union 

Phoenix 

Rose 

Chatham 

Eureka 

Elgin 

Erie 

Gore 

Samartan 

St. Mary's 

Forest City 

Bond Eau 

Avon 

Excelsior 

Frontier 

Mount Zion 

Unity 

Dominion 

Canada 

Otter 

Bissell 

Covenant 

Niagara Falls 

Collingwood 

Fidelity 

Queen City of Ontario 

Maple Leaf 

Howard 

Kingston 

Corinthian 

Huron 

Barrie 

Victoria 

Friendship 

Florence Nightingale 

Exter 

North Star 

Hope 

Lucan 

The Toronto 

Eastern Star 

Fergus 

Bottrwell 

Warriner 

St. Thomas 

Oxford 

Durham 

Nipissing 

Amity.. 

Belleville 

Beaver 

Clinton 

Walkerton 

Constellation 

Napanee 

Empire 

Olive Branch 

Beliance 

Ivy 






37 

35 

3 



16 



11 



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Receipts of Lodges. 



is 

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«8 Pi cxi 
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$ c 

26 50 

162 90 

209 10 

20 20 

5 00 

9 40 

95 60 

4 70 

115 50 

11 60 
214 90 

25 50 
14 75 
29 35 
87 90 
77 00 
31 80 
277 75 

25 00 
45 50 

31 40 
67 70 

142 00 
30 

26 70 

54 50 
129 10 

30 

55 20 

12 00 
137 60 
194 55 

48 50 

32 50 
14 00 



18 60 
39 30 
16 30 
85 50 



110 03 
65 25 

77 75 
20 70 


102 00 
21 20 
49 60 



289 70 

76 50 

33 40 

60 

17 50 
108 55 

18 50 
40 15 

8 20 
70 40 
84 50 



Si 



$ c 
274 75 
647 30 
398 50 
631 50 
257 65 
246 20 
421 10 
366 03 
716 30 

32 90 
814 79 
425 00 
369 35 
451 90 
273 22 
683 16 
464 60 
660 89 

43 50 
940 50 
519 95 
517 79 
405 50 

39 00 
618 03 
304 98 
489 70 

50 50 
440 52 

84 50 
310 15 
679 45 
616 33 
398 08 
330 37 
220 50 
589 42 
437 25 
148 43 

79 50 
249 75 

74 57 
175 10 
276 80 
163 20 
126 50 
158 00 
952 50 
186 00 
382 95 
150 01 
499 75 
487 15 
135 00 

44 90 
201 25 
114 50 
163 25 
233 50 
307 47 
478 74 
205 17 



$ c 
233 06 
350 72 
132 95 
182 50 

68 77 

107 50 
449 50 

56 00 
178 25 

10 50 
315 95 
368 75 
273 38 

108 20 

15 41 
732 00 

23 51 
771 64 

16 00 
213 40 

3 00 

101 49 

46 50 



29 67 

147 50 

15 00 



74 40 
3 88 
5 05 

85 38 
109 57 

14 90 





208 34 
193 68 
195 07 



6 00 

44 46 

103 12 

2 02 

217 86 

20 75 

38 00 

419 72 



225 75 
17 00 
62 00 

102 00 
25 50 
12 50 

592 96 
98 25 

130 90 
28 10 

196 35 

257 13 
34 12 



O 



ig c 
183 20 
480 05 
340 95 

304 46 
177 50 
196 42 
329 87 
118 78 
287 82 

40 00 
218 67 
445 01 
496 63 
121 38 
166 17 
947 18 
181 88 
812 39 

73 03 
295 59 
131 10 
194 55 
396 00 

13 00 
281 28 
343 16 
180 18 
127 13 
193 15 

37 70 
264 37 
291 47 
175 55 
108 05 
177 43 

99 72 
810 24 
170 34 
384 60 
136 81 

78 69 

62 93 
126 44 

56 12 

48 70 

90 24 
162 33 
338 13 

90 50 
150 74 

36 35 
669 11 
314 71 

10 04 

43 70 
256 88 
189 73 
233 18 
148 93 

305 20 
107 93 

92 35 



1893] 



ABSTRACT SEMI-ANNUAL RETURNS. 



XXVll. 



Term Ending 3Lst December, 1892.— Continued. 



Assets— How Invested. 



a x 

MS 



o 

$ c 

1057 16 

4459 53 

1043 82 

234 54 

859 70 

196 76 

1453 01 

181 12 

392 11 

293 00 

224 43 

1416 69 



171 85 

1090 84 
577 33 

1599 92 

32 83 

161 91 

951 74 

1190 00 
245 87 
741 11 
158 74 
108 19 

1804 94 
489 14 
102 34 
829 29 
258 21 
553 40 
581 06 

1105 56 

1134 19 
339 06 

2138 98 
209 19 
376 49 
123 42 

415 69 
1678 14 

57 31 
730 42 

42 60 

712 54 

188 15 

1051 17 

433 71 

416 00 
649 02 

1382 90 

2668 12 

4423 53 

370 94 

100 00 

128 80 

1646 89 

89 71 

1692 06 

491 91 

969 37 

1610 80 



00 o O 



$ c 
4000 00 



7100 00 



4349 83 



13500 00 
7 00 



500 00 



3440 00 
750 00 



623 00 
1000 00 
1600 CO 



138 41 
12C0 00 
4500 00 



4500 00 
3100 00 
1500 00 



6435 92 



1558 67 



3996 13 

575 00 

1133 34 

10378 94 



4255 00 
lOQO'OO 



300 00 



1380 55 
400 00 
2000 00 
3000 00 
1029 55 
4400 00 
1985 00 



03 ^3 □ 



12000 00 



2879 50 

10400 00 

8942 17 

54 00 

800 00 



6458 15 
15000 00 
10993 15 



11520 55 



8751 27 
1100 00 
6825 00 
7187 75 
6152 00 
6500 00 



11033 16 

44 00 

3231 24 

4750 00 

4000 00 

"2560*06 

5950 00 



1137 71 



14152 52 
"2750"ob" 



800 00 
65l"l0 



324 00 



1100 00 



2202 92 



5 "3 "3 

00 u oc 

<S 2 CD 



$ c 
1000 00 
1842 88 
2200 00 
1717 35 

740 00 

1089 60 
1286 87 
1000 00 

980 54 

250 00 

716 46 

2414 55 

450 00 

1000 00 

1251 45 

2386 27 

439 45 

2147 49 

175 00 

910 00 

1090 00 



600 00 



200 00 

1000 00 

2261 95 

200 00 

421 25 

750 00 

1100 00 

1250 00 

1525 00 

741 62 

900 00 

789 30 

1900 00 

1300 00 

300 00 

757 19 

250 00 

550 00 

245 03 

1000 00 

544 16 

600 00 

900 00 

1300 00 

1425 00 

2000 00 

700 00 

2220 90 

4013 00 

500 00 

650 00 

600 00 

400 00 

1372 88 

1696 14 

700 00 

1600 00 

326 00 



oSt3 

© 



$ c 
4610 95 
5223 95 
3243 82 

20952 59 
1599 70 
4019 35 

12248 65 

10126 29 
4897 08 
1093 00 

11615 38 
8242 83 

15450 00 

12649 67 
2288 16 

14365 49 
1265 79 

10931 59 
1436 91 
5282 11 
6317 75 
4869 45 
7841 11 
158 74 
9361 82 
3848 94 
7567 09 
5052 34 
2972 63 
1586 58 
8633 80 
7674 82 
6690 75 
2971 76 
2739 06 
1691 47 

16261 71 
8083 31 
3172 62 
1172 88 
2091 77 
930 51 
907 08 
1042 60 
5252 83 
1235 86 
2934 51 
9550 75 
1825 00 
5295 77 
2082 90 
4310 15 
5946 21 
2270 94 
750 00 
2109 35 
1837 41 
2320 20 
5000 65 
3059 91 
5584 32 
3921 80 



Funds. 



$ c 
1446 21 
942 50 



626 76 
1178 13 
464 60 



127 29 



2800 00 
'1500 00 



1549 22 
2436 16 



609 48 

872 26 

1387 55 

1361 55 



$ c 

135 "96 



99 30 








133 50 
669 66 


13 01 
221 57 


849 40 
250 00 


30 00 


2586 36 
2053 56 


239 15 






54 1 13* 


15 33 




118 66 


765 40 


8 18 






6624 21 


220 42 
3900 00 


1300 46 


227 96 






2462 78 


139 76 




15 24 






2358 54 
621 63 


57 78 




19 60 


104 67 


1 57 
439 81 


3140 41 


1 35 


1208 30 


28 5.1 




29 10 




80 



9 61 

57 34 

254 90 



150 00 
85 90 
16 00 

108 25 



29 05 
54 16 



270 13 



2 92 
2 36 



$ c 

6057 16 

6302 41 

3243 82 

21051 89 

1599 70 

4165 86 

13139 88 

10126 29 

5776 48 

1343 00 

14440 89 

10296 39 

15450 00 

12665 00 

2342 29 

14484 15 

2039 37 

10931 59 

1436 91 

12126 74 

10217 75 

6397 87 

7841 11 

158 74 

11964 35 

3848 94 

7582 33 

5052 34 

5388 95 

2208 21 

8653 40 

7781 06 

7130 56 

6113 52 

2739 06 

2928 28 

16261 71 

8112 41 

3173 42 

1172 88 

2728 14 

2165 98 

1626 55 

1042 60 

5252 83 

1363 15 

3084 51 

12436 65 

1841 00 

6904 02 

2082 90 

5889 02 

8436 53 

2270 94 

750 00 

2109 35 

2446 89 

3462 59 

6388 20 

4424 38 

6969 37 



XXV111. 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



Abstract from Semi-Annual Returns. 





NAME OF LODGE. 


a 
o 

o 

02 
CD 

© 

60 

© . 

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a 

CO 

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Beoeipibof Lodges. 




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o 

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a 
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CO 

© 
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43 

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b, 

© 
02 

a 

CD 

M 

H 

43 

a 
£ 

3 

o 


91 




13 


27 


$ C 

74 70 

6 00 

58 90 

105 75 

30 

179 90 

12 00 

165 20 


# c 
309 30 
56 54 
239 75 
426 75 
201 30 
281 81 
120 66 
161 50 
102 50 
227 50 

171 70 
763 70 

74 50 
316 50 
380 85 
210 00 
151 47 

34 00 
619 76 
187 67 

172 50 
549 77 
468 40 


$ c 
114 00 
40 40 


$ c 
101 52 


92 


Milton 


73 24 


93 


Western City 






65 50 


94 








91 86 

10 00 

168 75 

101 10 

2 60 

58 60 

121 00 

239 50 

101 60 

41 20 

114 25 

342 37 

45 20 

81 43 


382 82 


96 


Nith 




22 

18 


47 21 


97 


Grand Union 


38 


414 42 


98 


Minto 


129 66 


100 




26 


28 


71 69 


101 


Golden Star 


77 50 


103 


Deseronto 


12 

6 

17 


18 
15 
33 
16 
16 
25 


60 60 
36 55 
86 60 


107 87 


103 




112 35 


104 




274 35 


105 




80 63 


106 


fct. Clair 






189 40 


107 


Waterloo 


18 


123 90 
37 30 
8 50 


213 60 


108 




113 73 


109 




1 


18 


83 67 


110 




80 26 


111 




46 

30 

3 

20 

44 


23 
13 
9 
19 
27 


229 30 

169 84 

22 00 

108 25 
216 80 


160 92 
238 50 
25 00 
132 60 
179 73 


393 63 


112 


Liucknow 


122 42 


113 


Trenton 


101 92 


114 


Gananoque 


376 00 


115 
116 


Harmony 


271 53 


117 


Valley City 


2 

7 


31 
14 
30 


6 10 

34 50 

80 50 

6 30 

50 

200 15 

63 90 

68 00 

164 00 

13 80 

25 60 

61 00 

37 50 

21 35 

60 

11 30 

83 00 

73 00 

178 40 


319 49 
169 75 
404 75 

57 85 
87 50 

308 71 
339 45 
177 00 
239 00 

58 55 

94 25 
203 75 

66 75 

100 56 

32 80 

95 30 
214 81 
230 50 
169 50 
181 86 
255 12 
123 20 
289 62 
169 25 

97 25 

103 58 

179 00 

39 00 

91 50 

216 50 

103 50 

317 50 

53 99 

76 75 

100 75 

258 65 

140 00 


190 25 
52 00 

272 80 
45 39 

115 50 

183 33 

59 55 
68 25 
26 18 

3 14 

60 99 
79 60 

166 00 


165 84 


119 


Maitland 


171 25 


120 




233 75 


191 






56 47 


19,2 


Streetsville 




12 
21 

23 

22 

9 

12 

6 

11 

9 

21 

23 

22 

11 

18 

13 

6 

28 

21 

14 


78 50 


194 




18 

9 

23 

3 

12 
9 
3 


893 41 


125 


Stella 


247 98 


19,6 




112 03 


197 


Mizpah 


290 44 


199 




53 15 


130 




96 62 


131 


Marion 


71 48 


132 


Oakville 


82 93 


133 




72 75 


134 




10 25 


135 




2 

8 

20 

30 

3 

31 


60 00 
27 50 
38 00 
13 55 


62 45 


136 




173 66 


137 




127 44 


138 




80 35 


139 




83 50 


140 




44 20 
36 90 
53 00 
16 00 

20 30 

21 80 
30 

11 60 

62 80 

32 00 

72 60 

60 

50 

38 30 

35 20 

9 00 


10 54 


171 53 


149, 


Concord 


126 48 


143 


6 
6 
4 
4 

7 


145 61 
46 50 
28 30 
46 25 

295 45 
18 75 

135 35 

135 00 
65 00 

205 00 


110 20 


144 




217 15 


146 




132 11 


147 




61 29 


148 




19 

18 


403 22 


149 




158 09 


HI 




16 


145 94 


*rc 




19 

18 


161 55 


i*»s 


Wildey 


66 49 


154 




211 90 


155 






10 
18 

26 
15 


2 00 


1 c 6 






68 35 
25 00 
114 57 


58 50 


157 




4 

I 


110 90 


158 




167 70 


159 


Oak Leaf 


67 35 



1893] 



ABSTRACT SEMI-ANNUAL RETURNS. 



XXIX. 



Term Ending 31st December. 1892.— Continued, 



Assets— How Invested. 


Funds. 




U OB 

■a 8 

CO CO 

« ca . 

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a 

03 
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a 

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S3 

a£ 

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© 
© 
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a 
3 
h 

6 

a 

03 

* 


a 


§ 

a 
'+> 
a 





DO 

a 
p 

"3 




© 


O 
O 


$ c 
840 43 
273 11 


$ c 
3862 00 

697 00 
1500 00 
1700 00 
3550 00 
1750 00 

"'iibo'bo 

1060 00 


$ c 

20 00 


$ C 

800 00 
600 00 
372 38 
850 00 
634 00 
950 00 
500 00 

1175 00 
485 26 
675 00 
500 00 
846 28 
400 00 
588 81 
600 00 
700 00 
600 00 
200 00 

1474 89 
669 35 
684 00 

2000 00 

1310 63 


S c 
2378 45 
1297 00 
1969 07 
5021 90 
4503 85 
2281 37 
3630 30 
3410 15 
2324 33 
2693 30 

911 54 
6005 45 
1221 59 
7984 94 
6497 16 
2498 23 
3121 41 

344 74 
5760 65 
4332 98 
1770 67 
5380 29 
55(16 48 


$ c 
3082 05 


$ c 
61 93 
273 11 


$ c 
5522 43 
1570 11 
1969 07 
5475 92 
4503 85 
2962 37 
3630 30 
3410 15 
3328 96 
3277 83 
1538 00 
8316 28 
1221 59 
7984 94 
7836 96 
2498 23 
3121 41 
346 74 
7436 32 
5006 69 
1920 67 
6611 20 
' 7870 72 


91 

92 


96 69 






93 


2925 92 




454 02 




94 


116 85 


203 00 




96 


262 37 


150 00 


531 00 


97 


930 30 


2200 00 


98 


1135 15 




16 l6" 

186 78 


100 


1783 70 




988 53 

397 75 

626 46 

2300 50 


101 


2602 83 




102 


638 00 


400 00 

""36112" 




103 


600 60 

460 47 


6870 00 


10 33 


104 
105 


2066 13 


5330 00 
3400 00 






106 


486 96 
848 23 


3350 00 
950 00 

1900 00 

100 00 

25 00 

3730 00 
100 0') 

4160 60 

6560 09 


1308 95 


30 85 


107 
108 


621 41 








109 


46 74 




"'l545"30' 

673 71 

150 00 

1164 43 

2208 09 


2 00 
130 37 


110 


5936 43 
627 34 




111 
112 


1136 67 






113 


450 60 




66 48 
156 15 


114 






115 






116 


859 73 
1994 84 


3800 00 

"3414*60 

1200 00 


500 00 

750 00 

1883 15 


1574 00 
350 00 

1610 00 
750 00 
700 00 
797 44 

1000 00 

1200 00 

1220 29 
170 00 

1000 00 
600 00 
600 00 
656 64 
600 00 
600 00 

2245 00 
742 00 
250 00 
541 00 

1306 09 
400 00 

1267 89 

1700 00 
865 00 
300 00 
384 06 

1043 00 
300 00 
380 00 
200 00 

1500 00 
150 00 
600 00 
375 00 
900 00 
350 00 


3744 15 
2584 48 
6926 15 
1832 77 
5354 02 
6437 37 
2455 69 
1798 70 
2936 57 

669 45 
1031 60 
2842 81 
3040 58 
1222 30 

600 00 
1817 78 
3369 58 
1414 04 
1090 30 
1901 70 
1713 39 
3475 99 
6143 06 
2700 80 
2529 52 

682 40 
3606 40 

851 95 
2399 56 
1886 18 
2827 98 
2691 87 

948 34 
1502 20 

638 67 
3797 62 

934 71 


2931 61 
510 36 


57 97 


6733 73 
3094 84 
6976 17 
2646 71 
5354 02 
6979 71 
3080 07 
1798 70 
2960 45 

669 45 
2031 60 
3380 27 
4025 71 
2069 70 
1035 22 
2562 78 
3377 68 
2540 47 
1577 31 
1901 70 
1717 59 
3475 99 
7388 19 
3144 80 
2529 52 
1203 58 
4626 93 
1116 10 
2399 56 
1886 18 
2827 98 
4358 81 
1148 18 
1502 20 
1052 82 
5955 46 

934 71 


117 
119 


69 02 


50 02 
6 50 


120 


696 71 




807 44 


121 


154 02 


4500 00 
5137 51 


122 


544 76 
2080 07 


500 00 


538 02 
622 00 


4 32 
2 38 


124 
125 


598 70 






126 


1740 16 








23 88 


127 


269 45 


230 00 






129 


1031 60 




'" 864*80' 

844 10 
776 20 
434 11 
745 00 
2 10 
1126 43 
468 91 


1000 00 

182 57 

141 03 

71 20 

1 11 


130 


780 27 


2000 00 




131 


123 16 


3302 55 


132 


363 06 


1050 00 


133 


435 22 




134 


962 78 


1000 00 




135 


1132 68 




6 00 


136 


1798 47 






137 


1327 31 






18 10 


138 


1360 70 






139 


411 50 








4 20 


140 


75 99 




3000 00 
3550 75 




142 


2569 55 




1229 07 
444 00 


16 06 


143 


994 80 


450 00 
1500 00 


144 


164 52 






146 


903 58 




504 08 
1020 53 
264 15 


17 10 


147 


44 85 




4198 02 


148 


56 10 


17 00 

593 00 

1000 00 




149 


206 56 


1300 00 




151 


506 18 






152 


1052 98 


1575 00 






153 


138 81 


2720 00 


1231 63 
199 84 


435 31 


154 


998 18 




155 


202 20 


700 00 






156 


677 82 




414 15 
2157 84 




157 


5055 46 








158 


539 71 




45 00 


159 



17 



XXX. 


APPENDIX. 






[1893 


Abstract 


FROM 


Semi-Annual Returns. 








NAME OF LODGE. 


a 
o 
Q 
m 

<D 

<D 

So 

© . 


a 

<n 

a ox) 

Mb 

do 


Receipts of Lodges. 




6 

w> 

o 

o 
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4| 

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43 5 

03 S3 00 

•rJO * 


Il 

n 

© 43 

J3 03 

Q 


00 

© 




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u 

<D 

A 

+» 



< 


03 

© 
00 

a 

© 

ft 

X 

B 

43 

a 

S 





160 




3 

10 


15 
19 


$ c 
50 00 
52 40 

21 75 
28 00 

1 60 

22 30 
35 

6 00 
3 20 

19 30 
78 10 
14 00 

1 40 
32 30 

10 00 
88 00 

139 50 

32 38 
54 00 

30 

157 75 

30 

17 30 
124 60 

25 30 

2 10 

1 30 
100 78 

12 00 
47 80 
40 00 

36 80 

11 25 
56 00 

157 50 

2 00 
136 00 

37 08 
54 00 

18 00 

7 50 
40 

62 92 

7 00 

1 50 

16 25 

229 25 

83 35 

112 40 

45 80 

33 00 
28 60 
62 55 

20 00 


.$ c 
254 64 
206 95 
10 i 00 
393 66 
137 00 


$ c 
40 99 
45 00 
25 00 
63 60 
30 00 


$ c 
127 63 


161 




107 54 


163 


Oriental 


101 20 


164 




6 


1 24 

1 16 

13 

12 

5 

13 

10 

13 

14 

15 

1 


138 70 


165 


Beethoven 


146 09 


167 




3 


56 00 


168 


S utton 


80 50 
25 50 

108 95 
87 50 

337 45 

55 09 
104 00 

60 00 

43 25 

83 00 
316 95 
155 98 
143 00 

93 75 
291 05 

57 00 
140 11 
177 70 
381 55 

56 40 

44 29 
501 32 

32 00 
164 87 
207 49 

75 50 

84 68 


155 50 

4 00 

17 

37 28 

47 35 

8 17 

65 52 

26 20 

18 00 

2513" 

351 10 
77 21 


126 34 


169 


Grey 


2 


13 50 


170 


Deno vo 


137 24 


171 
172 


Alliston •. 

Pentangore 


3 

20 


57 48 
130 70 


173 


Emerald 


53 03 


174 


Dolman .„ 




55 03 


176 


Dauncey 


6 


28 16 


177 


Montana 


67 60 


178 


Wellington Square 


12 

37 

2 

11 


6 
15 
17 
15 
11 
24 
10 
12 
16 
29 
11 

"34" 

9 

27 

12 

11 


80 33 


179 




370 99 


180 


Owen Sound 


462 93 


182 
183 


Tecumseh 

Teeswater 


129 35 
53 40 


184 


Germania 


33 


. 62 65 


208 03 


186 


Dufferin 


72 59 


188 


Cambridge 


3 

15 

3 


18 75 

77 04 

122 76 

42 48 


75 93 


189 




155 97 


190 


Chorazin 


347 04 


191 


Jarvis 


80 86 


193 


Howick 

Albert 


"12" 
2 
9 
9 
3 
1 


12 40 


194 


416 55 


441 42 


195 




31 60 


196 


Florence 


60 50 
39 45 
28 50 
69 95 

151 07 

75 

19 50 

158 50 
66 00 

i360" 


47 67 


197 


Minerva 


99 15 


9,00 


Weston 


165 43 


201 




93 83 


?m 


Silver Star 


60 00 


?m 


Pembroke ; 


24 


20 


286 47 

25 50 

293 62 

213 77 

27 43 

55 25 

69 00 

70 00 
172 35 
150 00 
102 50 
111 50 
286 46 
367 15 
210 75 

46 00 

56 65 

142 00 
236 60 

45 50 

12 00 

490 55 

143 75 
114 50 
165 92 

55 50 
15 00 
89 27 


143 49 


?m 


Acton 


53 25 


9105 


Abiram 


21 
9 

12 
3 


19 
18 
3 
10 
14 
10 
18 
18 
14 


108 51 


206 


Silver City 


30 30 


9,07 


Egremont 


20 56 


9,09 


Millbank 


40 00 


210 




37 00 


211 


Lilly 






13 83 


312 


Argyll 


7 


69 25 
45 00 
24 01 
37 75 
21 65 
214 95 
145 00 

' " 56'CO" 


136 77 


214 


Clifford 


54 25 


9115 


Freestone 




60 34 


216 






20 60 


■217 
218 


Mount Brydges 

Enterprise 


40 
9 

27 
6 
9 
6 
6 
3 


19 
11 
19 

3 
10 
23 
19 
13 

7 
23 
10 

14 

7 
4 
10 


300 98 

220 68 


319 




293 75 


•220 


Woodslee 


50 11 


221 
223 


Cbesley 


332 15 
42 42 


224 




33 50 

15 25 

10 00 

240 57 


203 21 


9,9,6 


Merlin 


33 36 


227 






228 




14 
6 

8 
4 


60 60 

32 40 
63 85 

33 80 


285 93 


229 




64 50 


230 




199 80 

27 25 


214 11 


231 
232 


Elora 


79 08 


233 








35 00 
98 90 


45 00 


234 


Ilderton 




30 


48 80 



1893] 



ABSTRACT SEMI-ANNUAL RETURNS. 



XXXI. 



Term Ending 31st December, 1892.— Continued. 



Assets— How Invested. 


Cash in Bank or 
in Treasurer's 
hands. 


a 

.y 00.2! 

•sirs 

0° o o 
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§ 

.2 **> 

<D 2 aJ 


a 
.Sad 

<D a- 


% c 
1333 90 


$ c 


$ c 


$ C 

1000 00 
650 00 
800 00 
210 60 
300 00 
60 00 
333 00 
300 00 
200 00 
745 00 

1488 96 

500 00 

300 00 

95 00 

150 00 


230 40 
344 61 


100 00 


2200 00 


285 03 
2072 73 


2900 00 


536 74 






850 00 

4140 20 

346 06 


14 83 




204 48 
21 46 


20') 00 
1150 00 

110 00 
2717 50 

294 17 

660 00 


398 77 




577 12 

443 33 

37 92 


"'ieoo "66" 






714 76 






180 83 






1433 41 


40 50 




1312 86 
800 00 
150 32 ! 
240 00 
211 11 
545 00 
350 00 

1085 00 
575 00 
736 00 
191 15 
957 93 
100 00 
303 00 
281 65 
300 00 
536 95 
300 00 

1540 17 
150 00 
500 00 
450 00 
100 00 
150 00 


1921 21 




516 25 
1669 76 


490 75 
837 67 
200 00 


""225 44" 


338 14 




608 33 




850 00 
2000 00 
2300 00 

""600 00 
3400 00 


1202 44 
662 38 

1385 07 

60 86 

324 43 

418 40 


375 00 
1 150 00 
208 00 
222 50 
377 50 


1360 61 


1900 00 




1785 25 




1924 00 




2346 00 


885 89 




876 57 


450 00 




2259 65 




6 33 


296 25 
"1379" 99" 




117 84 
152 51 


3500 00 


91 95 


425 00 


800 00 


250 00 
756 00 

1500 00 

2600 00 

1200 00 

800 00 


336 39 




342 00 
1271 06 


675 00 


200 00 
1645 25 
214 74 
500 00 
255 00 
609 88 
500 00 
426 22 
200 00 
• 500 00 
210 00 
700 00 
144 50 
245 00 
1395 22 
500 00 
400 00 
840 00 
450 00 
200 00 
225 00 


232 66 




969 64 




676 53 




607 33 


3408 26 


1553 02 


96 62 


1045 96 


1479 35 
65 00 


346 23 


100 00 
700 00 


220 66 


1400 00 


2293 82 




143 29 




1500 00 






945 67 






537 87 




449 20 






673 68 






568 D5 






100 00 






159 59 




1748 51 



FtTNDS. 



© 

M 

&2 

g£ 

o 

$ c 

2078 90 
3178 61 
1144 61 
3930 45 
1211 18 

910 00 
4488 03 
1050 54 
1361 46 
1253 77 
4545 57 
2837 50 

953 90 
95 00 

571 35 

180 83 
2770 97 
1174 63 
1157 32 

665 16 
2032 76 

869 52 
1808 33 
3319 10 
3536 48 
1644 41 

960 39 
1966 37 

100 00 
3563 61 
1110 94 
2147 73 

979 16 
1497 86 
2065 31 

452 58 
4117 84 
1592 75 

616 95 



1092 39 
1217 00 
3516 82 
3047 40 
1939 92 
1731 53 
4625 47 
2149 64 
2301 50 

711 23 
1200 00 
1830 66 
1763 72 
1753 28 

245 00 
5010 42 
1037 87 

849 01 
1513 68 
1018 05 

200 00 
1973 51 



$ c 
255 00 



1154 05 



293 41 



1430 05 
"63795 



1343 34 

1347 24 

684 66 

114 12 

2041 92 

339 44 



935 31 

510 75 
443 68 
128 71 
1692 48 



389 75 

'1206 00 



729 72 



559 10 



1225 50 


4 60 
34 51 






1379 07 


38 98 




19 










100 00 
148 89 


1070 



1 79 



1 92 

7 50 



10 00 



44 02 



15 80 
116 53 



48 11 
13 62 



103 66 



851 57 
78 96 



20 65 
6 76 



42 03 



90 93 



$ c 
2333 90 
3180 40 
1144 61 
3932 37 
2372 73 

910 00 
4488 03 
1050 54 
1371 46 
1253 77 
4783 58 
2837 50 

997 92 
95 00 

864 76 

180 83 
2786 77 
2721 21 
1157 32 
1303 11 
208U 87 

883 14 
1808 33 
4662 44 
4987 38 
2329 07 
1074 51 
4859 86 

518 40 
3563 61 
2066 90 
2665 24 
1422 84 
1626 57 
3799 82 

452 58 
4117 84 
1982 50 

616 95 
1200 00 
1092 39 
1217 00 
4416 31 
3047 40 
2669 64 
1731 53 
4625 47 
2149 64 
2951 53 

711 23 
1200 00 
1830 66 
2993 82 
1787 79 

245 00 
642R 47 
1037 87 

849 20 
1513 68 
1018 05 

300 00 
2133 10 



xxxn. 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



Abstract from Semi-Annual Returns. 





NAME OF LODGE. 


a 
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Receipts op Lodges. 




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Waterford 


18 

6 

3 
21 

18 1 
3 


14 
10 
15 
14 
23 
15 


$ c 
59 40 
34 00 


$ c 
358 18 
62 58 
99 50 
287 45 
365 70 
310 20 
238 87 


$ c 


$ C 

151 33 


236 


40 08 


50 73 


237 




92 00 


9,39 




110 00 

102 65 

22 80 

58 35 




180 22 


240 




197 50 

230 58 

57 89 


559 20 


241 




204 96 


242 


Wilton 


125 24 


243 


Thornbury 








244 




12 


9 
12 

6 
13 

9 
13 


82 90 
30 
65 

9 30 
20 50 
30 00 
56 55 
36 90 
16 60 

4 00 
12 35 


198 25 
153 50 

89 44 
129 35 
196 93 

81 08 
135 50 
170 20 

64 50 

18 LOO 
135%0 


126 31 

27 00 
47 45 


191 35 


245 




105 25 


246 


Orillia 




97 68 


247 


3 

5 

8 


39 30 


248 






123 81 


249 


Beaverton 


161 83 
230 50 


83 40 


250 




473 60 


251 








73 52 


252 


Floral 


3 


12 




38 17 


253 






38 85 


254 


Alba 


3 


9 


28 25 


47 32 


255 






256 




7 


10 
5 
9 
4 
8 
6 
5 

11 
7 
6 
8 


46 30 
6 00 

84 20 
6 80 

43 50 
211 15 


70 00 

97 50 
321 25 

66 00 
136 26 
282 15 

83 43 
151 85 
170 30 
113 85 
238 45 
185 70 

74 50 
246 64 
222 00 
174 50 
189 60 
141 01 

128 75 
121 11 

72 00 
159 35 

129 75 
206 20 

97 75 

101 00 

119 00 

84 00 

63 54 

91 50 

88 97 

100 50 

135 00 

196 75 

78 10 

108 00 

81 60 


78 85 
24 32 

7 41 
27 01 

2 00 
24 70 
12 00 

2 25 


49 92 


257 


Credit 


64 69 


258 




16 
2 

8 
28 


36 49 


259 




26 69 


260 




49 61 


261 


Gold Hill ... 


157 64 


262 






263 


Eapt Toronto 


6 
14 

1 
12 


55 50 

92 60 

7 60 

70 90 

46 60 

32 80 

203 75 

106 00 

41 20 

11 50 


82 18 


264 




335 82 


265 


Delta 




36 00 


266 


Missanabie 


51 00 
28 00 


144 05 


267 




216 55 


268 




4 
26 
23 

6 


4 
7 

7 
7 


25 43 


269 


Woodstock 


5 55 


497 44 


270 




172 13 


271 


Nortb Bay 


220 30 


308 46 


272 




73 26 


273 






5 

5 
4 
3 
9 

7 
2 
3 
4 
4 
4 
2 


21 68 


38 85 


274 


Midland 


1 
11 
11 
15 


3 00 
60 30 
51 25 
94 80 
41 90 
55 95 
39 15 

164 50 
88 60 
14 00 
22 00 
31 05 
60 00 
25 60 
12 00 
55 00 
127 50 
465 20 
654 80 
368 00 


99 66 


275 




65 99 


276 


Sheard 


25 85 
18 55 
46 25 


16 33 


277 




121 51 


278 


Rockcliffe 


210 68 


279 




10 
3 
21 
22 
24 
2 


131 34 


280 






143 50 


281 








282 




218 30 


283 


E'irnecliffe 


46 50 


260 72 


284 




70 39 


285 


Morewood 


3l"l4 


86 85 


286 






1 
1 

2 
1 
1 
2 


57 84 


287 




15 

5 

3 

15 

21 

96 

147 

73 


25 00 


288 






52 91 


289 
290 


Glanworth 

Tweed 






125 30 


291 




9 88 


157 62 


292 




380 39 


293 




1 
1 




80 67 


294 




85 85 














31st Dec, 1892 


232£ 
300 

5325 


> 338? 
1 344( 


14121 23 
) 18603 49 


51017 93 
55048 64 


19180 00 
23444 09 


38589 38 




30th June, 1892 


41313 71 




Year 31st Dec, 1892 






) 682r 


! 32724 27 


106066 m 


42624 09 


79903 09 









1893] 



ABSTRACT SEMI-ANNUAL RETURNS. 



XXXlli. 



Term Ending 31st December, 1892. — Continued. 



Assets— How Invested. 




Funds. 






M © 

a ? "» 


>d 

§ 

.2 II 

-d <*£ 

Sis 

5 


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43 

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60 

a 

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m 
"d 

a 
d 

"3 

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© 

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o 

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6 


$ c 
1067 36 


$ c 


$ C 


$ C 

1100 00 

140 00 

350 00 

1173 68 

2100 00 

1602 28 

283 51 


$ c 
2167 36 

819 34 

811 45 
3107 38 
2695 11 
2528 87 

246 43 

"2086 "il 
992 93 
520 94 
389 56 

2489 36 
662 54 

2381 90 
815 17 
836 35 
242 85 

1114 25 


$ c 


$ c 


$ o. 
2167 36 
819 34 
1233 17 
3168 27 
2695 11 
3410 97 
1297 62 


93' 


679 34 










93f 


883 17 






421 72 




B3 r 


394 59 


1600 00 




60 89 


?,3 C 


595 11 






94f 


1808 69 






756 56 
1017 51 

""578 09* 

656 67 


125 54 
33 68 


941 


1014 11 






9A C 








04' 


1120 14 


250 00 
610 00 




1300 00 
542 85 


5 94 
63 29 


2670 14 

1712 89 

520 94 

559 65 

2745 49 

1420 78 

2403 57 

1348 53 

836 35 

242 85 

1174 62 


041 


60 04 
520 94 


500 00 


24i 
94 f 


559 65 








166 39 
195 61 
580 75 


3 70 
60 52 
177 39 
21 67 


94 r 


1671 66 






1073 83 
175 00 
292 50 
693 00 
525 00 


04^ 


175 78 


1070 00 
143 00 
400 00 




9,4c 


317 57 


1650 50 


95( 


255 53 


533 36 


951 


3U 35 






Otf 


242 85 










9<V- 


994 62 






180 00 




60 37 


9<yj 










<W 


269 27 






214 00 
223 19 
362 61 
165 91 
275 00 
900 00 
335 00 
110 00 
483 24 


234 07 
727 75 

1942 45 

, 738 60 

742 26 

2712 86 
685 00 
189 04 
911 38 
132 34 

1871 55 

1094 06 
622 68 

1129 43 
8»4 48 

1470 38 
755 68 
870 85 

788 56 
487 41 
460 45 
939 82 
564 02 

789 66 
286 28 
955 51 
589 56 
471 68 
290 75 
177 75 
223 50 
449 61 
325 57 
330 92 
383 43 
389 29 
449 81 
652 73 
282 15 


249 20 




483 27 

727 75 

2336 46 

738 60 

771 46 

2729 81 

685 00 

504 23 

1181 11 

251 48 

1871 55 

1094 06 

790 16 

1129 43 

1055 66 

1470 38 

784 84 

878 52 

788 56 
695 86 
479 38 
958 37 
564 02 

789 66 
367 84 
960 51 
589 56 
518 18 
300 00 
177 75 
264 50 
449 61 
360 87 
330 92 
391 78 
389 29 
449 81 
652 73 
282 15 


05f 


504 56 








9y 


373 85 


1600 00 




383 61 


10 40 


*>5F 


572 69 




9^c 


496 46 








29 20 
10 45 


96f 


704 81 
350 00 


75 00 


1050 00 


6 50 


261 
96 r 


394 23 






304 89 
269 02 
119 14 


10 30 
71 


<W 


697 87 






°M 


251 48 






OfiK 


175 55 


700 00 




996 00 
450 00 
327 46 
598 22 
700 00 
1000 00 
184 93 
345 75 
600 00 
270 *3 
179 38 
250 00 
550 00 
366 04 
228 60 

450 00 
330 00 
100 00 
158 25 
123 70 
154 69 
200 00 
100 00 ; 
50 00 ! 
200 60 
275 00 
419 13 
121 50 




W 


644 06 








9R7 


462 70 






128 55 


38 93 


%fl 


531 21 






%q 


355 66 






171 18 




970 


207 78 


262 60 






971 


462 41 


137 50 




29 16 

7 67 


970 


532 77 




07^ 


188 56 








°71 


425 63 






201 45 


7 00 t 
18 93 
18 55 


975 


300 00 






07c 


308 37 


400 00 






977 


14 02 






<>7R 


223 62 




200 00 






97q 


139 24 


81 56 
5 00 




980 


585 51 








9R1 


139 56 






9S9 


188 18 








46 50 
7 25 


<>R3 






200 00 


2 00 



^81 


19 50 




°P5 


140 80 






1 00 




^86 


294 92 






^87 


160 67 






35 10 




ORR 


155 92 




75 00 




989 


341 78 






8 35 


990 


188 69 








9qj 


174 81 










9q9 


233 60 










<>93 


160 65 










<?94 














175026 83 
164875 01 


183920 20 
174030 70 


261451 31 
262857 03 


165584 93 
159482 09 

165681 60 


669406 77 


103769 46 


12807 04 


785983 27 
















177183 30 


184220 20 


261451 31 


669527 15 


104031 79 


12898 47 


786557 41 





xxxiv. APPENDIX. [1893 



Minutes of the Third Annual Provincial Convention 

OF THE 

DEGREE OF REBEK&H, I.O.O.F., ONTARIO, 

HELD AT NIAGARA FALLS, AUG. 8, 1893. 



Niagara Falls, August 8, 1893. 

The Third Annual Session of the Provincial Convention of 
the Degree of Rebekah, convened in the Odd Fellows' Hall, 
Niagara Falls, Ont , this day, at 10 o'clock a.m., the President, 
Sister Mrs. Prudence King, in the chair The Convention 
opened by the singing of the Ode, followed by prayer by the 
Chaplain, Sister Penelope Savage. 

The President then appointed the following Committee on 
Credentials : Sisters P. Savage, A. Edwards and Bro. P. Mc- 
Callum. 

The report of the Committee on Credentials was then read, 
as follows : — 

We, your Committee, to whom was referred the credentials of Delegates, beg. 
leave to submit the following list of delegates entitled to seats from the Degree of 
Rebekah Lodges of Ontario : — 

Victoria, No. 1 Sister E. A. Parkhouse. 

Oshawa, No. 3 " Mary E. Dickie. 

May Queen, No. 5 . " Thompson Showler. 

Naomi, No. 6 " Jane Douglas. 

" " . " Esther Frazer. 

Louise, No. 10 " Elizabeth Lee. 

" " " Ellen Perry. 

Beatrice, No. 12 " Rachael Mahoney. 

Jubilee, No. 13 " Mary Moore. 

Edna, No. 14 " Barbara Scott. 

Harmony, No. 15 " Minnie Webster. 

'* " " Aggie Edwards. 

Olive Branch, No. 16 " M.A.Pierce. 

" " L.E.Ryan. 

" " , " Emma Seels. 

Myrtle, No. 17 " Penelope Savage. 

Excelsior, No. 18 " E. Pattison. 

Mizpah, No. 19 " Ida Clelland. 

Donalda, No. 20 " J.H.Hughes. 

Flora, No. 21 " S. J. Cracknell. 



1893] CONVENTION OF DEGREE OF REBEKAH. XXXV. 



Lucknow, No, 22 Brother W. H. Smith. 

Inglewood, No. 23 " Lewis Masecar. 

Prudence, No. 24 " Thos. L. Wood. 

Alberta, No. 25 Sister Sadie Schade. 

Ivy, No. 26 " Minnie S. Bascom. 

Esther, No. 27 Brother S. D. Warren. 

Colfax, No. 28 ■. Sister Jane Luscombe. 

At the Well, No. 29 Brother Peter McCallum. 



Respectfully submitted, 



P. McCALLUM, 
A. EDWARDS, 
P. SAVAGE. 



The roll was then called, with all Officers present, as 
follows : — 

President Sister Prudence King. 

Vice-President " Elizabeth Reid. 

Secretary " Maggie Waddell. 

Treasurer " Hester Shiels. 

Warden " Elizabeth Seaton. 

Inside Guardian " Nellie Smith. 

Chaplain " Penelope Savage. 

All delegates answered to their names except Sisters Mary 
E. Dickie, Emma Seels, Ida Clelland, and Brother T. L. Wood. 



Sister Mrs. Prudence King, President, presented the 
following report, which was on motion referred to a Special 
Committee on Distribution : — 

Niagara Falls, Ont., August 8, 1893. 

To the Rebekah Convention, I. 0. O. F. : 

Sisters and Brothers. — The ceaseless flight of time has 
again brought us together in Annual Session in this historic 
town and within sound of Niagara's thundering cataract, and 
we are reminded that a year has passed since we parted with 
joyous hopes for a year of success and happiness to individual 
and to Lodge. I need hardly assure you that I greatly appre- 
ciate the honor you then conferred on me in selecting me to pre- 
side over the body, and though the duties have been by no 
means arduous, I have, in every way that I have been able, en- 
deavoured to uphold the honor of the Rebekahs and advance 



xxxvi. APPENDIX. [1893 



their interests, and in doing so, advance the noble cause of Odd- 
fellowship. 

I am pleased indeed, to meet those whose friendship I have 
before made, as well as those we meet for the first time, and I 
welcome you to this Convention with the hope that its delibera- 
tions will be fraught with much good to the cause we all hold so 
dear. 

I am pleased to report that the year has been a most pros- 
perous one, old Lodges seem to have awakened, and new ones 
started up to help carry along our banner. 

Ten new Lodges have been instituted, as follows : — 

Nov. 2, 1892 Flora Rebekah Lodge, No. 21 Sault Ste. Marie. 



Dec. 


9, " Lucknow Rebekah Lodge, 


" 22... 


. . . Lucknow. 


" 


27, " Tnglewood " 


" 23... 


. . . Waterf ord. 


Feb. 


24, 1893 Prudence 


" 24... 


. . . Brantford. 


April 


17, " Alberta 


" 25 .. 


. . Kincardine. 


" 


28, " Ivy 


" 2(5 .. 


. Gait. 


May 


18, " Esther 


" 27... 


. . . Niagara Falls. 


(< 


29, " Colfax 


" 28.. 


. . Sarnia. 


June 


20, " At the Well " 


11 29 ... 


. . . Almonte. 


July 


6, " Aberdeen " " 


" 30... 


. . .Deseronto. 



and a petition, I understand, has been received for a Lodge at 
East Toronto. 

A petition was granted by the Grand Master for a Lodge 
at Wingham, but as yet the Lodge has not been instituted ; the 
reason I am unable to say. 

The membership on June 30th, as reported to the Grand 
Secretary, was 1,446, being an increase of 445 since we last met, 
a result which must fill each sister's and brother's heart with 
gratitude. 

There are quite a number of Rebekah Lodges in Ontario, 
which I think, with a reasonable effort might be revived, and 
their co-operation again secured. I refer to " Our Sister 
Lodge" at Point Edward, Hope Lodge at Hamilton, Ruth 
Lodge at Napanee, Bethuel Lodge at Barrie, Picton Lodge at 
Picton ; these Lodges were once active but are now dormant. 
I would be pleased indeed to learn a year hence that each of 
these Lodges has been restored to active life and usefulness. 

We have in the Rebekah Degree an opportunity by which 
we ladies, who are privileged to become members, may add 
greatly to our usefulness, and aid greatly in the great philan- 
thropic work Oddfellowship is engaged in. Our Lodge work 
gives us, who regularly attend to its duties, an insight into general 
business, which will not only enlarge our ideas and be a benefit 
to us in the every-day duties of life, but will also bring us into 
contact with that portion of Oddfellowship in which woman is 



1893] CONVENTION OF DEGREE OF REBEKAH. xxxvii. 



so well fitted to take even more than her share. To be as use- 
ful as we desire to be in this sphere, our work and conduct of 
Lodge business must be most carefully guarded — no personal 
feelings should be allowed to sway judgment when considering 
matters of interest to our Lodges, or when selecting officers 
upon whom for a season the welfare not only of the Lodge, but 
the good of the whole Order, so largely depends. The general 
good should be paramount. We all are apt at times to be 
warped in judgment by personsl feelings. If we would keep 
our Lodges in a state of prosperity and usefulness, every mem- 
ber must be most guarded and circumspect in all matters relat- 
ing to our own Lodge work, and in no case say, in the absence 
of a sister or brother, that which we would not say in their 
presence. By carefully guarding our acts in this respect and by 
faithfully attending to all the duties which for the time our 
Lodges place upon us, we may make the Rebekah branch of 
Odd Fellows one whose influence will be felt all over our fair 
land, and bring upon it showers of blessing. 

On April 12th, I wired to Sister King, President of the 
Rebekah Convention of Ohio, a message of congratulation, be- 
lieving that such exchange of courtesies is both beneficial and 
pleasant, and I ask approval of my act. The reply received 
from Sister King, which is herewith submitted, will show the 
appreciation of our Sister Convention, and will, I trust, justify 
my action. 

The beautiful floor work has done much to make the 
Rebekah Degree popular, and deservedly so. The movements 
required in the work can be done by none so gracefully and per- 
fectly as by ladies, but to do so in a satisfactory manner the 
greatest of care must be exercised, and perfection in this, as in 
everything else in life, is only attained by sacrifice of time and 
thorough devotion to the work in hand. 

The operations of the Rebekah Lodges have, I believe, been 
seriously impeded for want of a constitution for Subordinates. 
I would suggest that the Grand Lodge be requested to provide 
a Constitution and to supply each Lodge with a number of 
copies, and that this Convention pass a law requiring every 
Lodge to adopt a code of By-laws as promptly as possible. 

In November last, I received from the Grand Sire, Bro. Dr. 
Campbell, a circular in regard to the National Rebekah Con- 
vention, to assemble in Chicago in September next. As each 
jurisdiction will have to bear the expense of the delegates it may 
elect, it will be for this Assembly to decide if it will be repre- 
sented on that occasion. The circular is appended hereto. 

I do not consider that the duties of the officers of the 



xxxviii. APPENDIX. [1893 



Rebekah Convention are sufficiently denned at present, and it is 
difficult to know just what duties those officers are required to 
perform. Under the laws of the order, the Lodges are request- 
ed to report directly to the Grand Secretary, and no provision 
is made for reports to this Convention. It will be for you to 
consider what, if any, changes in the law should be recommend- 
ed to the Grand Lodge. 

I would suggest that it would be made a. part of the duty of 
each D. D. G. M. of a Rebekah Lodge to report half-yearly to 
the President as well as to the Grand Master, in order that offi- 
cers may have a knowledge of how the several Lodges are work- 
ing. At present, as I understand the law, this Convention has 
no supervision whatever over Subordinates. It is difficult to 
know what, if any, powers it has other than a supervision over 
its own annual meetings. I believe some action should be made 
by this meeting to bring the Convention, the Lodges and the 
Grand Lodge into closer touch with each other for the welfare 
of each. 

I am pleased to report that the Grand Master has deputized 
two Sisters (D. D. G. M.) to institute Rebekah Lodges, and I 
am satisfied that these Sisters did their work well. It was my 
pleasant privilege to be present and assist at one of these — I 
refer to Ivy, No. 26, at Gait — Sister Brill, accompanied by the 
excellent staff of Beatrice Lodge, of Guelph, did the work most 
creditably. I have to thank both Beatrice and Ivy Lodges for 
kindness received. I was also privileged to be present and 
assist the D. D. G. M., Brother R. Brocklank, in the institution 
of Prudence Lodge, in my old home, Brantford. There, also, I 
was the recipient of courtesies I will not soon forget and for 
which I am deeply grateful. 

I am pleased to bear testimony to the zeal of our Secretary, 
Sister Waddell, with whom my relations during the year have 
been pleasant and agreeable. 

In June I issued a circular to the Lodges, urging each to be 
alive to the duty of the hour, and to show the Order the wisdom 
of having women as an auxiliary to its great mission. I believe 
good results have followed it. 

In closing my report, I desire to express again my apprecia- 
tion of the honor I have received at your hands, and I earnestly 
hope our deliberations of this year will be pleasant and profit- 
able, and redound to the benefit of the Rebekahs and of the 
Order we all so much love and respect, and that the friendships 
here formed may be such as will leave but pleasant memories 
during our future lives. 

Respectfully submitted 

MRS. PRUDENCE KING, 

President. 



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The Secretary, Sister Mrs. Maggie Waddell, then presented 
the following report, which was on motion referred to the 
Committee on Distribution : — 

To the Officers and Members of the Provincial Convention of the 
Degree of Rebekah, f.o.O F., of Ontario: 

Third Annual Assembly, Niagara Falls, Ont., 1893. 

Another year has flown, and we, the Officers and Represen- 
tatives of noble sentiment and trustworthy aims have assembled 
from all parts of Ontario for mutual counsel and advice and for 
the best interest of our beloved Order, subject to the approval 
of the Grand Lodge. 

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you, my Sisters and 
Brothers, to the Third Annual Convention. I am glad to see 
among your number many who have attended both of the pre- 
vious Sessions and that have been instrumental in its organiza- 
tion ; such members challenge our sincere admiration, for, with- 
out their persistent efforts, we might still be groping in the dark, 
wholly depending on another branch of the Order. 

To the new members allow me to say, we are doubly glad to 
welcome you in our ranks, for, without your assistance and 
encouragement, we would be little better off than we were a year 
ago, for whatever fails to advance in prosperity has a tendency 
to retrograde, and what is true in individual cases is equally 
true in Associations. 

The new enthusiastic members in an Order are sometimes 
the shining lights, like the brilliant stars in the Heavens, snedding 
their light over the more somber hues of those who have been 
longer in the work, thereby rekindling the drowsy interest to a 
new and more intense activity. 

When, two years ago, you conferred on me the honor of 
electing me your Secretary, I little dreamed of the responsibility, 
and as the time goes on I find the work increasing; had I known 
or suspected at that time that there would have been so much 
work I would have hesitated seriously before accepting the 
trust, but by coustant study I have been able to keep up the 
work. It is certainly very gratifying to report that we have 
added ten new Lodges to our number — Donalda, No. 20, North 
Bay; Flora Lodge, No. 21, Sault Ste Marie ; Lucknow Lodge, 
No. 22, Lucknow ; Inglewood Lodge, No. 23, Waterford ; 
Prudence Lodge, No. 24, Brantford ; Alberta Lodge, No. 25, 
Kincardine ; Ivy Lodge, No. 26, Gait ; Esther Lodge, No. 27, 
Niagara Falls; Colfax Lodge, No. 28, Sarnia ; At the Well 
Lodge, No 29, Almont, making a total of twenty-three Lodges 
in Ontario. 



xl. APPENDIX. [L893 



As promptly as possible the minutes of 1892 were compiled 
and printed as ordered by Grand Lodge Journal, also a number 
in pamphlet form which I distributed to the Secreraries of the 
different State Assemblies. I have received a number in return. 

The past year has been a fruitful one in the history of our 
Order in Ontario and it gives me great pleasure to say that our 
particular branch thereof has been fully abreast of the progres- 
sive spirit of the times in advancement. While the number 
representing our present membership does not seem to indicate 
as large a percentage of gain as has actually been the case, yet 
a great deal of decaying and useless timber has been turned 
away by careful guardians of the interest of our Rebekah 
Lodges. That judicious pruning adds to the growth of plant life 
has been demonstrated by the best horticulturists. That 
it will prove beneficial to the interest of our beloved Order, 
years to come will demonstrate. 

The increase in membership has not been of the fungus or 
mushroom growth, but more the natural steady advancement 
made by the vine when properly cultivated by capable gardeners 
and whose progress is smiled upon by a beneficent Creator who 
is pleased with the philanthropist's efforts to ameliorate the condi- 
tion of his fellow men and make plain and smooth the rough 
and rugged places in life's journey. 

I have written and sent out about 425 letters, cards and 
circulars. 

EXPENSES FOR THIS YEAR. 

Aug. 10. Mileage and per diem $208 44 

10. Check 50 

10. Cashing check 25 

10. Postage, Treas 12 

" 15. 1 quire foolscalp 20 

" 15. 1 ledger, Treas 75 

" 21.100 letter-heads Pres 100 

" 21. 50 envelopes, Pres 50 

21. 100 receipts 125 

" 21. 100 envelopes, large 75 

21. Copying book 1 50 

21. Copying ink 25 

21. Letterheads, Sec 1 50 

Sept. 14. Pens and blotting paper , . . , 50 

Oct. 14. 50 letterheads, Treas 75 

" 25. 25 envelopes, Treas 50 

Dec. 17. 50 envelopes, small • . 50 

Jan. 23. 100 envelopes, Sec 75 

June 2. 50 envelopes, Sec 50 

" 25. 50 envelopes, Sec 50 

25. 75 certificates 100 

July 6. 1 00 envelopes, Sec 75 

" 11. 1 quire foolscalp. . 20 

" 22. 1 letter-file 2 00 

" 29. To letter-heads 50 

" 15. To badges for Convention 6 00 



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July 15. Express on same $ 25 

' ' 27. Express on programmes 35 

Dec. 13, 1892. Expense visiting Victoria Lodge No. 1 1 00 

Aug. 14, 1892. Drayage on books at Windsor 1 00 

8, 1893. To postage 9 32 

" 8. Expenses of President 8 40 

" 8. Expenses of Treasurer $251 78 

Received from J. B. King, Capitation Tax, April 20 $112 50 

" Aug. 5 144 60 

Which has been handed over to our Treasurer. $257 10 

Victoria Lodge, No i, London, had at last report 2 Brothers, 
io Sisters. Total, 12 Members assets of $44.64. Present 
membership is 2 Brothers and 10 Sisters. Total, 12. Assets, 
$45.92 ; relief, $10.00 

Oshawa Lodge, No. 3, Oshawa, had at last report 7 Brothers, 
26 Sisters. Total number of members, 33 Assets, $237 21. 
Present membership is 8 Brothers, 17 Sisters. Total, 25. 
Assets, $214 36. 

May Queen Lodge, No. 5, London, had at last report 24 
Brothers, 63 Sisters. Total, 87. Members with assets, $48.85. 
Present membership is 18 Brothers, 34 Sisters. Total, 52. 
Assets, $137.49 ; relief, $18.00. 

Naomi Lodge, No. 6, Windsor, had at last report 23 Bro- 
thers, 53 Sisters Total, 76. With assets, $810.22. Present 
membership is 72 Brothers and 59 Sisters. Total, 131. Assets, 
$789.78 ; relief, $13.00 

Louise Lodge, No 10, Kingston, had at last report 27 Bro- 
thers, 52 Sisters. Total, 79. With assets, $161.30. Membership 
at present, 48 Brothers, 52 Sisters. Total, 100. Assets, $275 26. 

Beatrice Lodge, No. 12, Guelph, had at last report 47 Bro 
thers, 40 Sisters. Total, 87. With assets, $104.81. Present 
membership is 40 Brothers, 43 Sisters. Total, 83. Assets, 
$151 76. 

Jubilee Lodge, No. 13, Chatham, had at last report 5 Bro- 
thers, 26 Sisters. Total, 31. With assets, $65.85. Present 
membership is 7 Brothers and 27 Sisters. Total, 34. Assets, 
$54.91. 

Edna Lodge, No. 14, St. Thomas, had at last report 39 
Brothers, 47 Sisters. Total, 86. With assets, $215.23. Present 
membership is 36 Brothers, 46 Sisters. Total, 82. Assets, 
$168.35 ; relief, $291.85. 



xlii. APPENDIX. [1893 



Harmony Lodge, No. 15, Gananoque, had at last report 94 
Brothers, 99 Sisters. Total, 193. With assets, $377.89. Pres- 
ent membership, 77 Brothers and 96 Sisters. Total, 173. 
Assets, $395-35. 

Olive Branch Lodge, No. 16, Toronto, had at last report 114 
Brothers, 89 Sisters. Total, 203. With assets, $420.61. Pre- 
sent membership is 120 Brothers, 87 Sisters. Total, 207. Assets, 
$490 14 ; relief, $5.00. 

Myrtle Lodge, No. 17, Elora, had at last report 14 Brothers, 
17 Sisters. Total, 31. With assets, $20.53. Present member- 
ship, 18 Brothers, 17 Sisters. Total, 35. Assets, $23.02. 

Excelsior Lodge, No. 18, International Bridge, had at last 
report 18 Brothers, 28 Sisters. Total, 46. With assets, $65.00. 
Present membership 21 Brothers, 32 Sisters. Total, 53. Assets, 
$37.79. 

Mizpah Lodge, Collingwood, had at last report 25 Brothers, 
13 Sisters. Total, 38. With assets, $13.31. Present member- 
ship, 30 Brothers, 34 Sisters. Total, 64 Assets, $15 79. 

LODGES THAT HAVE BEEN INSTITUTED SINCE JULY 1ST, 1892. 

Donalda Lodge, No. 20, North Bay, instituted July, 1892, by 
our worthy Brother, Past Master P. E. Fitzpatrick. Present 
membership is 22. 

Flora Lodge, No. 21, Sault Ste. Marie, instituted October, 
1892, by our worthy Brother, A. B. Cracknell. Present member- 
ship, 16 Brothers, 10 Sisters. Total, 26. Assets, none. 

Lucknow Lodge, No. 22, Lucknow, instituted November, 

1892, by our esteemed Grand Secretary, Bro J. B. King. Pre- 
sent membership, 39 Brothers, 27 Sisters. Total, 66. Assets, 
$28.73 5 relief, $2.00. 

Inglewood Lodge, No. 23, Waterford, instituted by our 
worthy Brother, John Waddell, December 27th, 1892. Present 
membership, 14 Brothers, 13 Sisters. Total, 27. Assets, $2.53. 

Prudence Lodge, No. 24, Brantford, instituted Feb. 24th, 

1893, by our worthy Brother, R. Brockbank, assisted by our very 
worthy President, Sister King. Present membership, 30 Bro- 
thers, 35 Sisters. Total, 65. Assets, $6.95. 

Alberta Lodge, No. 25, Kincardine, instituted April 17, 1893, 
by our worthy Grand Secretary, Bro. J. B. King. Present 
membership, 25 Brothers, 22 Sisters. Total, 47. Assets, $12.00. 



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Ivy Lodge, No. 26, Gait, instituted by our worthy and much 
•esteemed Sister, Alma Brill, of Guelph, April 29th, 1893. P re_ 
sent membership, 33 Brothers, 30 Sisters. Total, 63. Assets, 
$27.10. 

Esther Lodge, No. 27, Niagara Falls, instituted May 18th, 
1893, by our worthy and much esteemed Sister, Esther Fraser, 
of Windsor. Present membership, 20 Brothers, 12 Sisters. 
Total, 32. Assets, $18.55. 

Colfax Lodge, No. 28, Sarnia, instituted May 29th, 1893, by 
Past Grand Master John Gibson. Present membership, 7 
Brothers, 7 Sisters. Total, 14. Assets, none. 

Atthewell Lodge, No. 29, Almont, instituted June 20th, 1893, 
by our worthy Brother, Peter McCallum. Present membership, 
11 Brothers, 22 Sisters. Total, 33. Assets, $4.95. 

Number of Lodges last report, 13. Instituted during the 
year, 10. Total, 23. 

Membership last report, 440 Brothers, 561 Sisters. Total, 

I,OOI. 

Admitted during the year, 435 Brothers, 375 Sisters. Total, 
810. 

Died, 6 Brothers, 6 Sisters. Total, 12. 

Withdrawn and suspended, 173 Brothers, 180 Sisters 
Total, 353. 

Total present membership, June 30, 1893, 7°5 Brothers, 741 
Sisters. Total, 1,446. 

I often wonder if our immortal and noble-minded Schuyler 
Colfax, realized when he instituted the Degree in 1857 what the 
growth and outcome would be. Knowing as he did the many 
attempts that have been made to establish a Degree for women, 
but without success, owing in part to the deep-seated prejudices 
and narrow-mindedness of our Brother-man at that time, who, 
like Paul, thought if women learn anything, let them ask their 
husbands at home. 

The establishment of the Degree, like all other experiments, 
had to abide its time and grow slowly but surely into favour, and 
our Brothers became more enlightened and liberal-minded, and 
it began to dawn on their beclouded brain the extent and power 
of woman's intelligence and capabilities that the old foggy 
notions vanished like the mist of the morning, and with the 
growth of civilization these ideas have almost become extinct, and 



xliv. APPENDIX. [1893 



we Sisters who have waited so long for our God-given rights and 
as the laws limitingthe membership of this Degree togrow stronger 
and wider each year, are rejoicing that we are enabled to stand 
on a firm foundation in the front ranks, recognized as capable of 
occupying the highest station of the Order. 

We are co-workers in the great cause, a universal Brother- 
hood, as it were, linked together with the bonds of Friendship, 
Love and Truth, whose aims are to alleviate the helpless and 
distressed and to minister to the needy members of our fraternal 
family, as it were, and, if I mistake not, members of the oldest 
women's society now in existence. 

For more than fifteen years after the establishment of this 
Degree the Sisters were not eligible to hold office, and not until the 
year 1867, were we permitted to hold anything but minor offices, 
but as time rolled on and our Brothers became more lenient we 
were allowed to occupy all the offices. Yet, with this advance- 
ment, we are aware our Order is but yet in its infancy, but, with 
the nourishing food it receives yearly, it is rapidly growing out 
of its swaddling clothes and in a few more years it will have 
grown to maturity, and with its growth our power of doing- 
good will increase and the fruits of our labor become more 
apparent, as some of the work pertaining to Oddfellowship is 
especially adapted to us. 

Then, Sisters, in view of all this, let us not be discouraged, 
but profit by the failures and successes and grasp the idea of our 
Grand Sire, CI. T. Campbell, that the salt of Oddfellowship is to 
be found in the Degree of Rebekah, that the Rebekah has 
come to stay. 

And, while it behoves us as zealous workers to labor for the 
good of our Order and for our fellow women, we should not 
allow our zeal to overcome our discretion, but try to carry out 
the principles that we espouse. 

We have assembled here to day at Niagara Falls, in the very 
midst of nature's choicest and most beautiful bounties and within 
view of the grandest exhibition of the Creator's handiwork, from 
all over Ontario, to review the work of the past year ; to devise 
the best and most practical method for promoting the growth 
and welfare of our cherished Order ; to become more thoroughly 
conversant with its laws and usages. 

I sincerely hope all selfishness, small differences of opinion 
and petty jealousies will be cast aside, remembering ever it is for 
the good of the Order. We are here for labor, and we have work 
to do which no other branch of the Order can do and whatever 
is worth doing is worth doing well. 

It is gratifying to see so many new Lodges represented, and 
my earnest desire is that we may legislate wisely and for the 



1893] CONVENTION OF DEGREE OF REBEKAH. xlv 



advancement of the Rebekah Degree. The outlook for this 
Degree in this jurisdiction has never been so promising as at the 
present time. We should then labor with renewed vigor and 
diligence. 

I feel I should be wanting in not giving proper expression of 
sincere gratitude to our most worthy President, Sister King, to 
Grand Master, Rev. T. W. Jolliffe, for their kindness to me 
during my term, and I especially thank Grand Secretary J. B. 
King for his wise consel and the prompt manner he has respond- 
ed to all my enquiries. 

Thanking you, one and all, I surrender to the disposition of 
your will the important trust that has been in my official keeping 
lor the past year, and I trust that tha events of this Session will 
be productive to the good of the Order and pleasant and profit- 
able to those in attendance. 

All of which is respectfully submitted in Friendship, Love 
and Truth. 

MISS MAGGIE WADDELL, 

Secretary. 

Sister Mrs. Hester Shields, Treasurer, read the following re- 
port, which was on motion referred to tne financial committee. 

To the President, Officers and Members oj the Provincial Convention, Degree of 
Rebekah, 10 OF: 

1892. Dr. 

June 8th, Mrs. Waddell, credit by cash $199 10 

" 100 60 



Total $299 70 

Aug. 10th, Mrs. Waddell, to cash for expenses $ 38 20 

" " Mileage, per diem 208 44 

" " Cheque 50 

" " Cashing cheque 25 

" " Postage 12 

" " Mrs. Waddell, for expenses ... 50 00 



Total $297 51 

Balance to date 2 19 

1893, April 28th, Received from Secretary $112 50 

Aug. 8th, " " " 144 60 



$257 10 
Total cash on hand $259 29 

This being the close of my official term as your Treasurer, I 
now take this opportunity to express my thanks to the officers 
and delegates of this convention for their many favours and acts 
of kindness. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HESTER SHIELDS, 

Treasurer. 

18 



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The President appointed the following committees : — 

Special Committee on Distribution — Sister Savage, Sister 
Bascom and Brother Warren. 

Committee on Legislation — Bro. Mascar, Sisters Pierce 
and Cracknell. 

Committee on the State of the Order — Sisters Ryan, 
Douglas, Schade, Scott and Edwards. 

Committee on Finance — Bro. Smith, Sisters Dickie, Perry, 
Fraser and Bro. McCallum. 

Committee on Correspondence — Sisters Lee, Mahoney and 
Moore. 

At this stage ot proceedings Grand Secretary J. B. King 
addressed the convention and advised them not to ask for any 
new legislation, as the Sovereign Grand Lodge had appointed a 
Committee at its last session to revise the whole Rebekah 
Degree, and that no doubt that at the next session of that body 
a new constitution will be adopted and distributed to all 
Rebekah Lodges. 

Moved by Bro. McCallum, seconded by Sister Pattison, — 
That we adjourn until 2 p. m. Carried. 

Tuesday, Aug. 8th, 2 o'clock p. m. 

Convention met pursuant to adjournment, with the Presi- 
dent, Sister Prudence King, in the chair. All officers and dele- 
gates present except Sister Seels and Bro. Wood, neither of 
whom attended convention on account of sickness in their 
families. 

The report of Special Committee on Distribution of the 
President's, Secretary's and Treasurer's reports was then read 
by Bro. S. D. Warren and the subjects referred to the various 
Committees, as follows : — 

State of the Order, President's Report — Clauses i, 2, 3, 4, 
5, 6, 7> I2 > J 3 and H- 

Secretary's Report — Clauses 1, 2, 4, 5. 

Committee on Legislation, President's Report — Clauses 8, 
10, n. 



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CONVENTION OF DEGREE OF REBEKAH. xlvii. 



Committee on Finance, President's Report — Clause 9. 

Secretary's Report — Clause 3, and the whole of the Treasurer's 
report. 

Clause 13, Secretary's Report — Report of Special Committee. 
Resolved,— That the foregoing be adopted, 



All of which is respectfully submitted. 



S. D. WARREN. 
PENELOPE SAVAGE. 
WINNIE L. BASCOM. 



The following reports of the work of the several Lodges were 
then submitted : — 

To the Provincial Convention Degree of Rebekah : 

Ivy Lodge, No. 26, Gait, Ont.— Instituted April 28th, 1893, by Sister Brill, 
D.D., being the first Sister authorized to do such work, assisted by Sister King, 
President of the Rebekah Convention, and also Pro. Blackeby. The Degree Staff, 
from Guelph, exemplified the floor work as recommended by the Grand Lodge in 
such an encouraging manner that we selected our captain, picked our staff of 
officers, intend to " beg, borrow or steal " the money to purchase our paraphernalia 
and expect to be able to put through all the material we can find to work on in the 
next year. We think our officers are filling their positions in an able manner for 
young members. We think our Lodge in a prosperous condition, having started 
with a membership of fifty-six and still on the increase. 

WINNIE L. BASCOM, N.G., 

Representative. 
To the Grand Convention of the Degree of Rebekah, I.O.O.F.: 

Sisters and Brethren,— On behalf of Mizpah Degree Lodge, No. 19, 
Collingwood, I beg to report that our lodge is in a very flourishing condition and 
is rapidly growing in favour among the members of the Subordinate Lodge, and 
that we are adding to our members at nearly every meeting. When the last Grand 
Convention met we were a young institution, having only been in existence for a 
month and a-half and having forty-two members, twenty-six brothers and sixteen 
sisters. I am pleased to be able to report that during the year we have nearly 
doubled our numbers, having initiated four brothers and nineteen sisters, making 
a total of sixty-five members. It is also a pleasure to me to report that since our 
institution we have not had to suspend a member for any cause whatever. The 
meetings are well attended and all take an interest in the welfare of the lodge. 
On the 24th of May last, Mizpah Lodge was visited by the degree team of Olive 
Branch Lodge, Toronto, who exhibited to our members the dramatized work. 
This visit, it is needless to say, was a great event in the history of our lodge and 
will be remembered with pleasure. Its effects will also present themselves in the 
near future, as a degree team will soon be at work. In closing I may say that 
there is no doubt of the future success of Mizpah Lodge. 

IDA G. CLELAND. 

Collingwood, Aug. 8, 1893. 

I take great pleasure in reporting the continued prosperity of Myrtle Lodge, 
No. 17, Elora. 

A very successful year has been passed, not so much in the addition of great 
numbers, but in the continued and, I may say, increased interest taken by the 
members in the Order. 



xlviii. APPENDIX. [1893 



During the winter months the attendance was fairly good and the evenings 
were spent in profitable social intercourse and amusements, after the ordinary 
work had been accomplished. On two occasions the members united with the 
members of the Odd Fellows' Lodge in giving public entertainments in the Odd 
Fellows' Hall. At both friends were invited, and a sufficient number accepted to 
fill to its utmost capacity the room, a most enjoyable and pleasant programme 
being supplied by the conjoined committees. 

During the year the Sisters made themselves a set of beautiful regalia, of 
which they are justly proud. They had to bear the loss of one of their number 
by death, and one who from the inception of the lodge took a leading and very 
active part in the work. The members will long remember with sacred 
pleasure the smiling face and general loving manner of Sister Bock. 

The finances have been fairly well attended to, very few allowing themselves 
to get into arrears. The work of the lodge was well conducted, the officers taking 
a pride in doing it well. 

There is no doubt but the success of Myrtle Lodge in the immediate future is 
assured, and though it cannot become large in numbers it will certainly do a good 
work and be the source of much profit and pleasure to its members. 

PENELOPE SAVAGE, Past Grand, 
Aug. 5th, 1893. Myrtle Lodge, No. 17, Elora. 

To the Third Annual Provincial Convention of the Degree of Rebekah, at Niagara 
Falls, August 8th, 1803: 

Worthy President and Representatives,— On behalf of Harmony 
Lodge, No. 15, D. of R., Gananoque, we beg leave to present this report and are 
also desirous of conveying to you greeting for a prosperous session, trusting that 
every judicious effort put forth may be crowned with success for the advancement 
of the Order we love so well. 

Although we are the most easterly of the D. of R. Lodges in Ontario, yet we 
are strong in sympathy with every move in the good work in which you are 
engaged. 

May the good accomplished at this time radiate and enthuse to increased 
activity every member of our Order. 

* During the past year we are indeed pleased to report progress. Not in mem- 
bership, but in a clearer and more perfect knowledge of the great principles 
symbolized by the triple chain. At the close of the term, ending June 30th, 1893, 
our, membership stood : — Brothers 80 and Sisters 93, making a total of 173. 
This is a slight decrease in the total as reported June 30th, 1892!, and is owing to 
causes over which we had no control. However, we are looking forward to a 
marked increase during the present term. 

Our financial standing, although not great, is quite satisfactory. We are well 
equipped with pharaphernalia for degree, staff officers' regalia, badges, etc. We 
have no benefits in connection with the lodge, as it has been deemed advisable not 
to take this step. 

In January of this year we adopted the Grand Lodge floor work, whereas 
formerly we were using the California Beautified Work. The change was 
decidedly better, and proves very interesting and beneficial in vivifying and im- 
pressing the beautiful lessons of our Ritual. 

With our efficient staff of officers for the present term, we anticipate still 
greater advantages, to enable us to perform faithfully the ennobling duties of Odd 
Fellowship. 

Again we trust that divine wisdom and strength may be granted this 
assembly during this session. 

MRS. MINNIE WEBSTER, 
AGGIE EDWARDS, 

Gananoque, Aug. 8th, 1893. Representatives, 



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CONVENTION OF DEGREE OF REBEKAH. xlix. 



To the Provincial Convention, Degree of Rebekah, I.O.O.F. 

Worthy President :— On behalf of Excelsior Lodge, No. 18, I am pleased 
to report that we are in good working order. 

You will perhaps remember that at the last Grand Convention we reported a 
membership of 46. During the past year we have initiated six ladies and four 
gentlemen, have granted one withdrawal card, and suspended one for non-pay- 
ment of dues, leaving us with 54 members at the present time. We have had 
twelve of our members on the sick list who have needed attendance during the 
year, all of whom, I am happy to say, are entirely recovered. 

We have had one open meeting, which, in my opinion, was productive of some 
good. 

We have, as a lodge, paid one visit each to Colfax and Vesta Lodges of 
Buffalo, and have received return visits from them. 

We have increased our available assets during the past twelve months to the 
value of $200. This we have done partly from dues and partly by holding one 
social, one picnic, and one ball. 

On May the 7th we accepted an invitation from the Subordinate Lodge, No . 
228, to attend with them Divine worship in commemoration of the 76th anniver- 
sary of the Order. 

We have almost completed our purchase of paraphernalia for conferring the 
Degree in tho beautified form, as recommended by the Sovereign Grand Lodge. 

I might add, we have appointed our Recording Secretary as lodge correspon- 
dent to the National Odd Fellow, by doing which we have helped to keep our lodge 
prominently before the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of Buffalo and the western 
part of New York^State. 

E. PATTISON, 

Representative. 

To the Officers and Representatives of the Third Annual Convention of the Rebekah 
Degree, Ontario, I. O. O. F. ; 

Beatrice Lodge, No. 12, Guelph, has at present forty brothers and forty-three 
sisters. Total, eighty-three. Receipts, $82.05. Assets, $200.19. Funeral benefits, $10. 

We have four Past Grands in good standing. Although we have lost mem- 
bers by removal from the city and otherwise, we cannot but feel that our lodge is 
in a flourishing condition. We have every prospect of increasing our membership 
during the present term. Our Degree work is taken up with enthusiasm, and each 
one feels her personal responsibility in making our initiatory ceremony impressive 
and effective. We have had the honor, assisted by our worthy President, Sister 
King, of instituting Ivy Lodge, No. 26, of Gait, with a membership of 56. That 
our Order may prosper and extend its field of usefulness is the sincere wish of 
Beatrice Lodge, No. 12, Guelph, Ont. 

I also wish to make mention of our late Bro. Thomas Hayes, who was one of 
the first to join the Order in Guelph, died on June 2lst, '93, after a lingering ill- 
ness of over one year. During this painful period we have had opportunity of 
attempting at last to carry out the principles of Odd Fellowship. That we have 
not failed in this particular is evidenced by the deep gratitude of our afflicted 
sister and worthy Vice Grand, Mrs Thomas Hayes. 

Yours fraternally, 

RACHAEL MAHONEY. 

To the Officers and Members of the Rebekah Convention: 

As representative of Louise Lodge, No. 10, Kingston, I beg leave to report 
that for the past'half year the lodge has increased in membership, also in finances, 
to that extent which assures us of the prosperity of the lodge in future. The busi- 
ness has been done in a harmonious and business-like way and each and every mem- 
ber has striven with each other to do all they can to promote the welfare of this 
Degree in this city. Since the last meeting of the Convention, assisted by the 
members of Louise Lodge, I had the pleasure of instituting a Lodge of Rebecca 
Degree in the town of Deseronto, starting with a membership of 37. Judging 
from the appearances of the members the prosperity of that lodge is assured. 

Respectfully submitted. Yours in F.L.T., 

¥ ELIZABETH LEE, 

Representative. 



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Considerable discussion took place on the unwritten work, 
when it was decided to lay it over until to-morrow, when the 
Grand Sire, CI. T. Campbell, would be present. 

The Election of Officers was then proceeded with. The Pre- 
sident appointed Brothers Fitz-Patrick, Dickie and Brockbank 
scrutineers. 

Nominations for President were as follows : Sisters Reid, 
Seaton and Brill. 

First Ballot — Sister Reid, 20; Seaton, 4; Brill, 7. 

Sister Reid was declared elected President for the ensuing 
year. 

Nominations for Vice-President were as follows : Sisters 
Brill, Seaton, Ryan, Edwards and Lee. 

First ballot — Sister Brill, 5 ; Seaton, 8 ; Ryan, 9 ; Edwards, 
3 ; Lee, 7. 

Second ballot — Sister Brill, 4 ; Seaton, 8 ; Ryan, 13 ; Lee, 
6. 

Third ballot — Sister Seaton, 10; Ryan, 12; Lee, 9. 

Fourth ballot — Sister Seaton, 19; Ryan, 13. 

Sister Seaton was declared elected for the ensuing year. 

Nominations for Secretary: Sister Waddell was declared 
elected by acclamation for the ensuing year. 

Nominations for Treasurer were as follows : Sisters Smith, 
Shields and Pierce. 

First ballot — Sister Smith, 12 ; Shields, 11 ; Pierce, 7. 

Second ballot — Sister Smith, 20 ; Shields, 12. 

Sister Smith was then declared elected for the ensuing year. 

Moved by Sister Moore, seconded by Sister Douglas, — 
That a vote of thanks be tendered the scrutineers, 

Carried. 

A circular was then read from the Sovereign Grand Lodge 
asking this Convention to send delegates to the National 
Convention. 

Referred to Financial Committee. 

Moved by Sister Seaton, seconded by Sister Fraser, — 

That we adjourn to meet at 9 a. m., August 9th, 1893, 

Carried. 



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SECOND DAY. 



Niagara Falls, August gth, 1893. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment, with the 
President, Sister Prudence King, in the Chair, all Officers and 
Delegates present. 

The Committee on Correspondence reported as follows : — 
To the Provincial Convention Degree of Rebekah, I.O.O.F. : 

We your Committee on Petitions and Correspondence beg leave to report that 
we have examined the voluminious correspondence of the President and Secretary, 
and also been assured by them that the work has been done with promptness and 
despatch. The thanks of this Convention is due, and is hereby tendered to the 
President and Secretary for their very efficient work during their term of office. 

Resolved, That the foregoing be adopted. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

ELIZABETH LEE, 
MARY E. MOORE, 
RACHAEL MAHONEY. 

Moved by Sister Savage, seconded by Sister Pattison, — 
That the report of the Committee on Correspondence be adopted. 
Carried. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 
To the Provincial Convention Degree of Rebekah, I.O.O.F. : 

We your Committee on Finance beg leave to report that we have examined the 
reports and books of the Secretary and Treasurer, and find them correct. 

We find that the actual amount of tickets and per diem will amount to $281.60. 
We also recommend that $50.00 be placed in the hands of the Secretary to defray 
current expenses, making a total of $331.60. 

The total amount of cash in hands of the Treasurer, $264.63, leaving a deficit of 
$66.97. We will also recommend that this Convention ask for the sum of $100.00 
from the Grand Lodge to defray expenses of this meeting, and that the following 
Committee, Brothers J. B. King, Fitz-Patrick and Young be requested to bring 
this matter before the Grand Lodge. We also beg leave to report that Clause 3 of 
the Secretary's report be referred to the Committee on the State of the Order. Your 
Committee, to whom Clause 9 of President's report was referred, would recommend 
that, owing to the low state of the finances of the Convention, that no expenses be 
paid delegates to Chicago. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. SMITH. 

Moved by Sister Fraser, seconded by Sister Perry, — 

That the foregoing report be adopted, 

Carried, 



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Moved by Sister Maggie Waddell, seconded by Sister Patti- 
son, — 

That the Grand Lodge be asked to donate to the Provincial Convention' 
Degree of Rebekah, the net proceeds of all charters issued and supplies sold t<> 
Rebekah Degree Lodges. 

Moved by Sister Lee, seconded by Sister Pierce, — 
That this motion be referred to the Committee on Legislation. 

Carried. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION. 
To the Provincial Convention Degree of Rebekah, I.O.O.F. : 

The Committee on Legislation beg leave to report that we think it inexpedient 
to act on the motion of Sister Waddell asking the Grand Lodge to give this Con- 
vention the net proceeds of charters issued and supplies sold. 

BRO. L. MASCAR, 
SISTER CRACKNELL, 
SISTER PIERCE. 

Moved by Sister Savage, seconded by Bro. McCallum, — 

That the report be adopted. 

Carried. 

The Committee on State of the Order reported as follows : — 
To the Officers and Members of the Provincial Convention Degree of Rebekah, I.O.O.F.: 

Your Committee, to whom was referred the State of the Order, have examined 
the clauses of the President's and Secretary's reports, as referred to them, and also 
the reports of the representatives of the different Lodges. 

We are pleased to note progress throughout the jurisdiction of Ontario, with 
very few exceptions, and to note particularly the increase in the number of Lodges, 
as well as membership. 

We think with the Worthy President that the dormant lodges mentioned 
might with a reasonable effort be revived to active life and usefulness, feeling as we 
do that the many privileges granted us and in the every-day duties of life, giving us 
an insight into general business, and that time is not far distant when the influence 
will be felt all over our fair land and bring upon it showers of blessing. 

We find that the Lodges using the Beautified Floor Work are in a more 
flourishing condition, both financially and numerically. 

We are pleased to see that the Sisters appointed to institute Rebekah Lodges, 
have performed their duties so satisfactorily. 

We feel that much of the progress of our Order during the past year is due to 
the untiring zeal of our worthy Secretary, M. Waddell, who has performed her 
work faithfully and well. 

We approve greatly of the circular issued by the Worthy President and feel 
confident that in time good results will follow. 

The verbal and written reports brought in by the delegates show a marked 
advancement in every line of our work. Many judicious efforts have been put forth 
to carry out the great principles of Friendship, Love and Truth. 

It gives us great pleasure to meet with the Sisters and Brothers of the Third 
Annual Convention, and to see among the numbers so many that have attended 



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both Conventions, and we are indeed glad to welcome the new members among our 

ranks. 

May we each carry away with us new ideas and increased enthusiasm which 

will enable us to co-operate more fully in the grand work of Oddfellowship. 
Respectfully submitted. 

LAURA E. RYAN, 
BARBARA SCOTT, 
SATDEE SCHADE, 
JANE DOUGLAS, 
AGGIE EDWARDS. 

Moved by Sister Savage, seconded by Sister Webster, — 

That the foregoing report be adopted. 

Carried. 

Moved by Bro. Smith, seconded by Sister Pierce, — 

That Bro. Brockbank be placed on Finance Committee, vice Bro. King, who 
had to attend to his Grand Lodge duties. 

Carried. 

Quite a discussion took place as to the advisability of sending 
delegates to the National Convention, which resulted in the 
adoption of the following : — 

Moved by Sister Ryan, seconded by Sister Douglas, — 

Resolved, — That the nominations be opened for Representatives to the National 
Convention, to be held in Chicago. 

The following Sisters were nominated and declared elected 
by acclamation as delegates to the National Convention at 
Chicago : — 

Sisters Reid, Waddell, Brill and Savage. 

The report of the Committee on Legislation was then read 
as follows : — 

To the Provincial Convention Degree of Rebekah, I.O.O.F. : 

We, your Committee on Legislation, to whom was referred Clauses 8, 10 and 
11 of the President's Report, beg leave to report that we deem it inexpedient to 
ask for legislation, for the reason that we find at last session of the Sovereign 
Grand Lodge (Journal, page 13142 and 13192), that a committee of five were ap- 
pointed to revise and collate the laws pertaining to the Rebekah Degree, omitting 
such as have become obsolete, and suggesting such new provisions as will make 
said laws complete and just and may prove to the advantage of Rebekah Lodges ; 
said Committee to report at the next annual session. 

Resolved, that the foregoing be adopted. 

All of which is respectfully submitted . 



L. MASCAR, 

M. A. PIERCE, V Committee. 

S. J. CRACKNELL, 



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Moved by Sister Savage, seconded by Sister Douglas,- 

That the report of the Committee be adopted. 

Carried. 

Moved by Sister Fraser, seconded by Sister Perry, — 

That we adjourn to meet at 8 p.m. 

Carried. 



Evening Session. 

The Convention met, pursuant to adjournment, with the 
President, Sister P. King, in the chair. 

Moved by Brother Mascar, seconded by Sister Shields, — 

That we adjourn to attend Esther Lodge No. 27, and to witness the exempli- 
fication of the beautified work to be given by Edna Lodge, No. 14, of St. Thomas. 

Carried. 



THIRD DAY. 



Niagara Falls, August io, 1893. 

The Convention met, pursuant to adjournment, with the 
President, Sister Prudence King, in the chair. 

Roll call ; all officers and delegates present. 

The Inside Guardian announced that the Grand Sire, CI. T. 
Campbell, and Grand Master, Jos. Oliver, were in waiting to 
install the officers of this Convention. They were then admitted 
and received with honors. The Grand Sire, assisted by the 
Grand Master, then proceeded to install the following officers :— 
Sister Elizabeth Reid, as President ; Sister Elizabeth Seaton, as 
Vice President ; Sister Maggie Waddell, as Secretary ; Sister 
Nellie Smith, as Treasurer ; Sister Elizabeth Lee, as Warden ; 



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Sister Sarah Jane Cracknell, as Inside Guardian; Sister Rachael 
Mahoney, as Chaplain. 

■ The Grand Master then declared the officers of Rebekah 
Convention of the Province of Ontario duly installed for the en- 
suing year. 

The Grand Sire then addressed the Convention at some 
length, stating that when he instituted the Rebekah Convention 
at Stratford that he hoped that it would be a success, but his 
hopes have been more than realized with the efficient staff of 
officers that have been in charge of this branch. It has grown 
very rapidly, not only in numbers but also in usefullness, and it 
is to-day one of the best branches of Oddfellowship, and hoped 
that the Rebekahs would continue to prosper in the future as 
they had done in the past. 

The Grand Sire then exemplified the unwritten work, which 
was much appreciated by all the delegates. 

Moved by Sister Ryan, seconded by Sister Cracknell, — 

That a vote of thanks be tendered the retiring officers. 

Carried. 

Sister Prudence King, on retiring from the chair of President, 
addressed the Convention, thanking them for the honor they had 
conferred on her, and expressed the hope that the great 
prosperity would attend the Rebekahs, that they might aid on 
in any possible way the great cause of Oddfellowship. 

Sister Hester Shields then addressed the Convention, thanking 
them for the honor conferred on her, having held the office ot 
Treasurer for two years past. 

Moved by Sister Ryan, seconded by Sister Fraser, — 

That all communications be sent direct to the Secretary of the Convention 
with the seal oi the Lodge attached. 

Carried. 

Moved by Sister Pattison, seconded by Sister Webster, — 

That a vote of thanks be tendered Edna Lodge, No. 14, St. Thomas, for the 
able manner in which their staff exemplified the beautified work. 

Carried. 



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Moved by Sister Lee, seconded by Sister Scott, — 

That a hearty vote of thanks be tendered to the Odd Fellows of Niagara Falls 
for the able manner in which we have been entertained and for their untiring 
efforts to make us welcome to their city. 

Carried. 

The business of the Convention being concluded, the closing 
Ode was sung and prayer offered by the Chaplain. 

The President, Sister Ried, then declared the Convention 
adjourned, to meet at Kingston the Tuesday before the meeting 
of Grand Lodge of Ontario. 

MAGGIE WADDELL, 

Secretary. 



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REPORT OF THE REPRESENTATIVES 

OF THE 

SOVEREIGN GRAND LODGE, I.O.OF, 

SESSION OF 1893. 
HELD AT MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN. 



To the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ontario, f.O.O.F. : 

The Representatives to the Sovereign Grand Lodge beg 
leave to submit the following report : — 

The sixty-ninth annual communication of the Sovereign 
Grand Lodge was held at the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 
commencing on the 18th day of September, 1893, an d closing 
on the 23rd. There were 180 Representatives in attendance, 
all the jurisdictions being represented except New Mexico 

Grand Sire CI T. Campbell, of Ontario, proved to be a most 
efficient and admirable presiding officer, and the thanks of the 
Sovereign Grand Lodge were unanimously tendered to him for 
the courteous and able manner in which he presided over the 
deliberations. 

The Ontario Representatives served on the following 
committees : Robertson, on Appeals, Patriarchs Militant 
Law and on Memorial Day Service ; Fitz-Patrick, on 
Returns ; Moore, on Patriarchal Branch and Doggett on Patri- 
archs Militant. P.G. Rep. John Welsh, of Stratford, was also 
present and acted as Grand Messenger. 

The address of the Grand Sire is a very able and interesting 
document. From it we make the following extracts : — 

" Representatives — I welcome you to the Sixty-ninth Annual Session of the 
Sovereign Grand Lodge, in this beautiful city by the inland seas of America. 
After a year of labor in your own jurisdictions, you have re-assembled for mutual 
counsel to review the work of the Order ; to overlook its situation ; to regulate 
its operations ; to meet the requirements of its future. 



viii. APPENDIX. [1893 



IS ever before have you met under happier auspices ; never before have you 
been greeted by brighter prospects. Only a short distance from this city the 
nations of the earth are engaged in friendly rivalry, as they display the choicest 
products of their energy and enterprise. The labor of the husbandman ; the skill 
of the artisan ; the genius of the artist ; the patient industry of the student, have 
combined to show the highest mental and manual development of the human race. 
With less ostentatious parade you are here uncovering to public gaze a grander 
exhibition of man's moral and social development through the educative influence 
and practical operations of Oddfellowship. As the representative parliament of 
this great Order your annual assembling emphasizes the vast extent and benefi- 
cent power of this Association, organized for mutual helpfulness and for the 
cultivation of those virtues that alone can raise humanity out of barbarism and 
lift it nearer to its most holy Pattern. And, while the magnificent exposition in 
Chicago reveals the intellectual capabilities of our race, the work of the Order 
whose destinies you direct illustrates the grand possibilities that lay dormant in 
the human heart until the Spirit of Altruism breathed into it the breath of a 
diviner life and awakened its sublimest aspirations. Humanity may well be 
proud of the revelations of the fairy palaces of the White City on the Lake ; but 
no less cause for pride have they whose labours have erected the stately temple of 
Oddfellowship, wherein the noblest works of Friendship, Love and Truth stand 
radiant with beauty and with blessing. 

The reports of your officers presented to-day, with their accompanying statis- 
tics, show that 

THE STATE OF THE ORDER 

is eminently satisfactory. A net increase in our members during 1892 of over 
50,000— unprecedented in our history — has given a membership at the close of that 
year, in the jurisdictions reporting directly to you, of 747,295 ; making, with the 
estimated number under the independent Grand Lodges of 26,136 and the 96,312 
Sisters in the Kebekah branch, a grand total of 869,743. So far as can be learned, 
the increase this year is still greater than in 1892 ; but even at the same rate, our 
total membership to-day, male and female, will be over 900,000. An Association 
that has attained such vast proportions ; with an annual revenue of eight and one- 
half million dollars ; increasing rapidly each year in wealth and numbers, may 
well be proud — not of the rank and position these elements of strength may bring — 
but of the opportunities that are thus brought within its reach of accomplishing the 
great objects of its existence— the relief of human suffering and the advancement of 
the human race. Scarcely can the .magnitude of its work be estimated. To say that 
the Subordinate Branches of our Order expended last year nearly three and one- 
half millions of dollars for the assistence of those in need ; to point to the many 
towns on this continent where comfortable homes are maintained as refuges for 
the young and for the old who might else be homeless ; to enumerate all the edu- 
cational and charitable institutions conducted under our auspices might give some 
tangible evidence of the beneficent work of Oddfellowship. But a still greater 
work remains untabulated in the silent and unobtrusive influence exerted on 
society through the operations of our 15,000 Subordinate Branches, wherein, week 
after week through all the year, are taught those lessons of morality, charity and 
fraternity which our members carry into practical effect in their intercourse with 
each other and the world at large. 

While Oddfellowship has become so widespread, carrying on its operations in 
Europe, Asia and America under the flags of not less than fifteen nations and 
almost encircling the civilized world with its chain of Lodges, it is in the United 
States and Canada that it has attained its greatest power and has became a recog- 
nized factor in the development of civilization. Exceeding all other secular 
societies on this continent in numbers, so far as can be ascertained, it acknow- 
ledges no superior among them all in the vast extent of its benevolence. Yet, 
though its prosperous condition in North America is more familiar to us, and its 
career more noticeable, the fact must not be overlooked that 

IN FOREIGN LANDS 

its work is no less satisfactory, when surrounding circumstances are considered. 
While its growth may not be as marked as with us, yet it has been sufficient to be 



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encouraging. In Australasia, depression in trade and financial disturbances may- 
affect our Order, as it does all other organizations, but there is no reason to be 
alarmed for the future of Oddfellowship, which is too firmly planted in those 
distant lands and well able to battle successfully with adverse circumstances. 

From the continent of Europe we have most cheering reports through our 
Special Deputy, Grand Representative Block. (Off. Doc. C.) The appointment 
of our esteemed Brother to the position he now occupies was the outcome of a wise 
policy, as is evidenced not only by the steady progress the Order has been making 
in the jurisdictions which he has been visiting, but also in the letters I have 
received from leading Odd Fellows in Europe, who all speak in the highest terms 
of our Deputy, and gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance they have 
received from him. At first, some doubt was felt in Germany lest the appoint- 
ment of a Special Deputy for Europe might have been prompted by a fear on our 
part that irregularities existed in that jurisdiction in the management of Odd- 
fellowship, which required correction. Of course, this was a mistaken idea. The 
appointment was not intended as a reflection on the zealous and enthusiastic 
brethren who have been so successful in carrying on the work of the Order in 
Germany for the past twenty years. But, with a number of jurisdictions in 
Europe, it would have been an invidious distinction to have selected some as the 
special objects of our Deputy's attention and to have excluded others. And, while 
some parts of the continent might have needed a supervision from which others 
could have been relieved, yet all would be benefited by having near at hand an 
experienced Brother with whom they might take counsel and who would serve as 
a vital connecting link between the S. G. L. and the various bodies to whom we 
have given a quasi independence. I have reason to believe, however, that our 
Brethren now thoroughly understand the situation, as the cordial reception they 
have tendered Bro. Block amply testifies. 

In contrast to the position we hold in Europe is the state of the Order in the 
Spanish-American countries, from all of which come reports by no means encour- 
aging. This is especially true of South America, the Order in Peru and Chili 
being decidedly moribund. If there is any possibility of preserving life in the 
Lodges there, they might be relieved from the payment of per capita tax, while 
those that are dead beyond resurrection should have their charters recalled. 

During the year the desire was expressed by some residents of Rome to have 
Oddfellowship introduced into Italy, and our Special Deputy submitted the 
matter for my consideration. As he purposed visiting that city, I authorized him 
to make a careful investigation as to the laws of Italy and their bearing on organ- 
izations like ours ; as to the character of the people, and their ability to appreciate 
the spirit of our Order and especially as to the number and social position of those 
who are making inquiries and who might be expected to seek admission. Our 
experience in foreign countries, peopled by other than Teutonic and allied races, 
has not been so satisfactory as to justify hasty action ; and I deemed it proper 
that no decisive steps should be taken towards introducing the Order into Italy 
until the most convincing evidence should be produced that its establishment 
would be successful. In this conservative view I had the hearty concurrence of 
Bro. Block and, on careful examination of the field, we concluded that while 
there were no intrinsic hindrances to the growth of the Order in Italy, yet nothing 
should be done at present beyond supplying all applicants with needed information 
and then waiting until a sufficient number should become so educated in the prin- 
ciples of Oddfellowship that they would be competent to operate it effectually. 

THE REBEKAH DEPARTMENT. 

No branch of the Order has made more gratifying progress than this. The 
enthusiasm which woman has shown and the energy she has brought to bear on her 
work have made her department an unqualified success, and justifies her claim 
to the fullest recognition as an essential element in Oddfellowship. 

OUR RELATIONS WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. 

During the year I was informed that the authorities of the Roman Catholic 
Church had appointed a committee of Bishops to inquire into the character of 
benevolent and other organizations, with a view to deciding whether Catholics 



lx. APPENDIX. [1893 



might be allowed to apply for admission therein. And a letter was written by one 
of the committee in which he asked permission to examine our books and Rituals. 
The letter and my reply are submitted. (Off. Doc. E.) While advising that all 
possible information be given the committee, I, of course, declined to allow them a 
perusal of our Rituals — a privilege belonging solely to those who have taken the 
obligations of the Order. 

I have heard nothing further on this subject, and have made no inquiry. 
The matter is one which does not materially concern us. Our doors are open to 
Catholics as well as Protestants, if they are properly qualified With disputed 
questions of creed we have nothing to do. If the authorities of the Catholic 
Church forbid their adherents seeking admission to our Order, the loss is theirs. 
The position Oddfellowship occupies renders it unnecessary for us to seek the 
recognition of any particular sect or party, though we will be pleased, at all times, 
to have the support of all good men, of whatever race or creed, who reverence God 
and seek the advancement of humanity. 

INSURANCE LEGISLATION. 

Under the authority of the resolutions adopted last year, certificates were pre- 
pared for organizations doing an insurance business among Odd Fellows, and have 
been granted to some thirteen applicants. (Off. Docs. F. and U.) I am of the 
opinion that this does not comprise the full number of insurance companies using 
the name of the Order. By reference to my decisions, it will be seen that certain 
questions have required my consideration, probably not anticipated in the legis- 
lation of 1892 . These embrace the rights of Grand Bodies in the matter of organ- 
izing endowment associations ; the privilege of societies using the name of the 
Order to extend their operations outside our membership, and, in general, the 
class of associations coming within the purview of your legislation on this subject. 

Under the laws of 1877, 1878 and 1879, the 3. G. L. gave Subordinate Grand 
Bodies the power to organize and operate endowment associations, confined to the 
membership of their own jurisdictions. But experience showed that private 
companies were springing up, of a purely business character, unauthorized by any 
Body in Oddfellowship, yet using the name of the Order and operating among its 
members. It was to meet this condition, primarily, that you took up the consider- 
ation of the question of insurance in 1887, on the recommendation of Grand Sire 
White, and the investigations of special committees during the ensuing years 
have eventuated in the legislation enacted at your last session. 

There can be no doubt that the object of this legislation was the protection of 
Odd Fellows in their dealings with private business corporations operating under 
the name of the Order. It could scarcely have been intended, for example, that 
where the members of a Lodge formed a little benefit club, confined to their own 
locality and operated by unsalaried officials, that they should be required to pay 
$20 to the S. G. L. and to their State Grand Lodge for the privilege of helping 
each other by trifling assessments. Further, in the matter of Grand Lodge 
Endowment Associations, organized under the law of 1878, there is nothing in the 
legislation of last year repealing that authority. And as the object sought in the 
aforesaid legislation is abundantly secured when Grand Lodges themselves operate 
and control these associations, it does not appear that there is any necessity for so 
rigid an interpretation of the laws as would require a Grand Lodge to secure a 
license from this Body, and then from itself, to do something the general law has 
recognized as a part of its legitimate work. On the other hand, where associations 
of a purely private character take into membership people of all classes, there is 
no reason why they should either call themselves Odd Fellows' companies, or 
obtain a license from this Body to do business. * * * 

The work incident to 

THE OFFICE OF THE GRAND SIRE 

has been extensive and varied, covering much that does not call for a report to this 
Body. The correspondence connected with the supervision of an Association of 
nearly 900,000 men and women necessarily involves much time and labor, but I 
have endeavored to answer all communications with such promptness as the due 
consideration of the matters submitted would permit. Many questions on which 



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my decisions were asked were plainly answerable under existing law, but such as 
seem to call for your action are appended. (Off. Doc. A.) 

All work of the office which has had to receive the cognizance of the Grand 
Secretary, such as the issuing of Commissions and Warrants, the approval of laws, 
etc. , will be reported by that officer. 

During the year I have received many invitations to visit different sections of 
the United States and Canada, and have to regret that the claims of my own 
profession have in most cases prevented my acceptance. I visited the Brethren in 
North Dakota, Manitoba and Minnesota on my return from the Portland session. 
The Anniversary of the Order was spent with the Order in Grand Rapids, 
Michigan. In January I dedicated the hall of the new temple in Toronto, Ontario, 
and on the 18th of July I assisted in laying the corner-stone of what will be, when 
completed, the most magnificent edifice ever devoted to the service of the Frater- 
nity. These, with sundry visits in my own province, cover my work in this 
department. I regret that I have not been able to do more, not only on account 
of the personal pleasure it would give to meet with the membership, but because I 
am satisfied that a visit from the principal officer of the Order would often be of 
material service. I can only hope that future Grand Sires may have opportunity 
for this work, which circumstances do not allow me. * * * 

THE GRAND SIRE'S DECISIONS. 

1. In any conflict between the "Floor Work" and Ritual, or law, the latter 
must govern. 

2. The obligation to a candidate must be administered by a V.G. or P.V.G. 
Where the instructions in " Floor Work " say that " positions on a staff are to be 
governed by the questions of fitness," it means fitness within the limitations of 
law. 

4. A P.G. should wear a P.G.'s collar in Lodge (if obtainable), and should 
neither enter, leave nor remain in a Lodge when open without it. 

5. It is optional with a P.G.M. when visiting a Lodge to announce himself as 
P.G.M. or P.G. 

6. During the absence of a N.G. the V.G. should perform all the dutie- 
devolving upon the N.G. which require to be performed at that time. The immes 
diate filling of a vacancy in an appointed office during a temporary absence of the 
N.G. might not be necessary, and would not, therefore, devolve upon the V.G. 
unless the Lodge so instructed him. 

7. When the officers of a Lodge or Encampment under the S. G. L., being 
duly elected and properly qualified, are installed by the D. D. G. Sire, or other 
person authorized by the Grand Sire, and have taken the obligations of office, such 
installation is valid, although there may have been certain irregularities con- 
nected with it. 

8. A member of a Lodge acting as counsel for a Brother under trial has the 
same right to vote on the penalty that he would have were he not counsel. 

9. When charges against a Brother have been referred to the Committee on 
Trial, the committee cannot allow the accuser to amend the charges by introducing 
new specifications not contained in the original charge. Supplemental charge's 
might be preferred in the Lodge and referred to the committee. 

10. The Minimum Benefit Law of 1892, being practically a repeal of the law of 
1891, revives the powers of Grand Bodies, which were abrogated by the latter. On 
and after January 1st, 1893, the powers that were withdrawn from Subordinates in 
the matter of benefits by the legislation of 1891 may be exercised by them to the 
same extent as prior to January, 1892, except in so far as they may conflict with 
the requirements of the Minimum Benefit Law— that is to say, the payment of not 
less than $2 per week for the first year of continuous sickness, and not less than $1 
per week during the further continuance of the same sickness. 

11. The requirement of the Minimum Benefit Law that not less than one 
year's benefits shall be paid before the amount can be reduced below $2 per week, 
is substantially fulfilled by the payment of benefits for fifty-two consecutive 
weeks. 

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12. If a Ledge does not pay benefits for the first week of sickness, the reduction 
in the amount of weekly benefits does not take place at the end of a year's disability, 
but only after a year's benefits have been paid. 

13. When a Lodge has been paying a sick member continuous benefits for 
several years, it will now be required to pay him not less than $1 per week, com- 
mencing with the 1st of January, 1892. 

14. Whether or not a Lodge may provide by its By-Laws for the payment of a 
larger weekly benefit to sick Brothers who are confined to the house than it does to 
those not so confined, is a matter for local Legislation, provided the same has been 
authorized by legislation of the Subordinate Grand Lodge and that under no cir- 
cumstances it pays less than the minimum benefit required by general law. 

15. Where a Lodge provides for " night watchers " for sick members, this is to 
be considered as a form of " attentive benefits," and any expense incurred in pay- 
ment of such watchers is altogether apart from the sick benefits due under the 
general or local law. 

16. It is not legal for a Lodge, with or without the consent of its Grand Lodge, 
to have a by-law providing for the initiation of persons over 55 years of age, as 
"non-beneficial members ; " or changing the status of one already a member of 
such Lodge from a beneficial to a non-beneficial member on reaching a certain age. 
Members in good standing are entitled to benefits irrespective of age— the only 
exception permitted by general law being in the case of aged Odd Fellows re-ad- 
mitted to membership. 

17. A Lodge having knowingly admitted a non-resident member to membership 
in violation of its Constitution, and having received his fees and dues, cannot, 
when he becomes ill, refuse him benefits and declare his membership void on 
account of its illegality. The Lodge cannot take advantage of its own violation of 
law to escape payment of its debts. 

18. A lady elected to membership in a Rebekah Lodge, but marrying a person 
not an Odd Fellow before she has received the Degree, is not entitled to admission 
and ceased to be eligible on the date of her marriage. 

19. In a jurisdiction where Rebekah Lodges have yearly terms, the T.P.W. 
may be for the year, or there may be a P. W. for each half year, at the option of 
the Grand Lodge. 

20. A Brother who has received the Rebekah Degree in a Grand Lodge or in a 
Rebekah Lodge, is eligible to be an applicant for a Charter for a Rebekah Lodge, 
or to be admitted to membership in such Lodge after its institution, on a favorable 
ballot, provided he is in good standing in his Subordinate Lodge, and is not a 
suspended or expelled member of a Rebekah Lodge. 

21. A State or Provincial Rebekah Convention has no power to impose a tax 
on the Rebekah Lodges of the jurisdiction for any purpose. But the Grand Lodge 
of the jurisdiction may impose a tax on its Rebekah Lodges, collect the same, and 
day the amount over to the Rebekah Convention, for its maintenance. 

22. When a Grand Master, in the exercise of his supervisory powers, suspends 
a Lodge for violation of law, he has power to restore it without waiting for action 
by his Grand Lodge, unless the Constitution and instructions of the Grand Lodge 
limit his authority in this respect. 

23. A Grand Master has the right to appoint a P.G., who is also a P.G. in 
good standing in a Rebekah Lodge, as his Deputy, to institute a Rebekah Lodge . 

24. The interpretation of the Constitution of a Grand Body during its recess, 
is vested in its principal officer, subject to a review by such Grand Body at its 
session following ; and it is the duty of such officer to administer the local law 
according to his conscientious interpretation thereof. He may seek the Grand 
Sire's opinion thereon ; but such opinion, if given, is not necessarily mandatory . 
The responsibility of interpreting and executing the local law rests on the Grand 
Master and Grand Patriarch . 

25. Subordinates have a right to make By-Laws for their internal government. 
A Grand Body cannot make By-Laws for its Subordinates, but has the right of 
supervision, and may approve or disapprove. It may frame a model code of By- 



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iXlll. 



Laws, and recommend the same to its Subordinates, but cannot compel its adoption. 
It can, however, enact a uniform Constitution, and may therein regulate the 
matter of benefits so far as the general law allows ; and the By-Laws of Subordi- 
nates must conform to such Constitution. 

26. A committee of a Grand Body appointed to supervise the By-Laws of its 
Subordinates has no right to make new laws for them, or to disapprove By-Laws 
which are not in conflict with law ; and it can only amend a by-law in so far as 
may be necessary to make it conform to the general or local law . 

29. The only qualification necessary for a P.G. to be a candidate for election 
as Representative of his Lodge in its Grand Lodge, is that he should be a member 
of his Lodge in good standing. 

30. Executive officers of G-rand Lodges have no option, but must grant licenses 
to Odd Fellows' Insurance Associations making application therefor, who have 
complied with the requirements of law, except in a jurisdiction where the Grand 
Lodge has decided not to license such bodies. 

31. An insurance organization, to be permitted to use the name of the Order, 
or to receive the certificate of the S.G.L. must be one that confines its operations 
to Odd Fellows exclusively. 

32. The right of a State Grand Body to organize and operate through its 
officers an endowment association has not been withdrawn, and such an associa- 
tion does not require any certificate from the S.G.L., or other license, so long as 
it does not go out of its own jurisdiction. 

33. Voluntary associations of members of the Order in a town oi city for 
purposes of mutual aid, whose operations are confined to their own locality, having 
no paid canvassers and not doing a general business, do not require to take out an 
insurance certificate." 



The above decisions are as they were finally approved by the 
Sovereign Grand Lodge. 

The Report of the Grand Treasurer shows the financial 
condition of the Sovereign Grand Lodge for the fiscal year 
ending August 19th, 1893. The Receipts for the past year were 
$71,186.60 and the Disbursements $86,005.60. The excess of 
disbursements over receipts, $6,819, was caused mainly by the 
large amount paid for mileage at the Session held at Portland, 
Oregon, in 1892. The report shows the available assets of the 
Sovereign Grand Lodge to be $79,076.72. 



The following statistics are taken from the report of the Grand 
Secretary : — 

RETURNS FOR THE TEARS 1891 AND 1892. 





Dec. 31st, 1891. 


Dec. 31st, 1892. 


Increase. 


Grand Lodges 


53 

49 

9,524 

2,346 

2,564 

80,119 


55 

50 

9,936 

2,483 

2,905 

85,509 


2 




1 


Subordinate Lodges 


412 


Subordinate Encampments.... 

Rebekah Degree Lodges ... 

Lodge initiations 


137 

341 

5,390 



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APPENDIX. 



[1893 



returns for the years 1891 and 1892— Continued. 



Dec. 31st, 1891. 



Encampment initiations. 

Lodge members 

Encampment members 

Rebekah Lodge members. . . . 

Relief by Lodges 

Relief by Encampments 

Relief bv Rebekah Lodges . . 

Total relief 

Revenue of Lodges 

Revenue of Encampments. . . 
Revenue of Rebekah Lodges. 
Total revenue 



15,640 

*696,189 

124,076 

tl54,851 

$2,775,630 73 

274,839 89 

34,250 18 

3,064,720 80 

6,882,697 94 

656,373 84 

229,822 24 

7,768,894 02 



Dec. 31st, 1892. 



16,732 

747,295 

132,542 

180,869 

$3,015,979 93 

301,801 88 

32,675 03 

3,350,456 84 

7,594,828 58 

657,781 99 

356,520 36 

8,609,130 93 



In< 



1,090 

51,106 

8,466 

26,018 

$260,349 20 

26,961 99 

11,575 15 

285,736 04 

712,130 64 

1,408 15 

120,698 12 

840,236 91 



* Excluding Denmark and Switzerland, independent, 
land, independent. % Decrease. 



t Excluding Switzer- 



STATISTICS OF THE ORDER FROM 1830 TO DECEMBER 31ST, 1892, 
INCLUDING AUSTftALASIA, GERMANY, DENMARK AND SWITZERLAND. 

Initiations in Subordinate Lodges 1,872,869 

Members relieved 1,716,945 

Widowed families relieved 203,341 

Members deceased 167,547 

Total relief $60,921,287 05 

Total receipts 159,197,674 43 

CONDITION OF THE ORDER DECEMBER 31ST, 1892. 

Sovereign Grand Lodge . 1 

Independent Grand Lodges (German Empire, Australasia, Denmark 

and Switzerland) 4 

Subordinate Grand Encampments 53 

Subordinate Grand Lodges - 65 

Subordinate Kncampments 2,503 

Subordinate Lodges 10,274 

Encampment members 133,349 

Lodge members 773,431 

Rebekah Lodges 2,916 

Sisters members of Rebekah Lodges 96,312 

Brothers members of Rebekah Lodges 84,721 

Cantons of Patriarchs Militant (estimated) 630 

Chevaliers, rank and file (estimated) 26,400 



During the recess charters were issued for the organization 
of 1 8 new bodies, as follows : — Grand Lodges in Indian'Terri- 
tory and Oklahoma ; a Grand Encampment in Oklahoma ; 
Subordinate Lodges at Innisfail, in Alberta ; Estevan, Maple 
Creek and Regina, in Assiniboia; Claremore, in Indian Territory, 
and Eslof in Sweden ; a Rebekah Lodge at El Reno, in 



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Oklahoma, and Subordinate Encampments at Tucson, in 
Arizona ; Purcell and Ardmore, in Indian Territory ; Gallup, in 
New Mexico ; Kiigfisher and Hennessey, in Oklahoma, and 
Farnham and St John's, in Quebec. 

There were 26 appeal cases considered and determined. 
The appeal of Unity Lodge, No. 47, of Hamilton, from the 
action of the Grand Lodge of Ontario was dismissed by the 
adoption ©f the following report, which was presented by Rep. 
Bruton of North Carolina : — 



" To the Sovereign Grand Lodge, I. 0. 0. F. : 



Your Committee on Appeals, to whom was referred the.appeal of Unity Lodge* 
No. 47, of Hamilton, Ont., from the action of the Grand Lodge of Ontario, beg 
leave to report as follows : — 

At the last session of the Grand Lodge of Ontario, Unity Lodge, No. 47, sub- 
mitted the following question :— 

Clause 51, Con. Hub., latter part of said clause. — 'The Lodge shall not be 
held to pay such benefit for any term of sickness shorter than one week, but after 
one week's sickness the Brother shall be entitled to benefits for such additional 
day or days that he may be ill. Is this portion of clause 5L legal ?' 

This question was submitted to the Judiciary Committee, who reported as 
follows :— 'Yes. The clause does not conflict with the decision of Sovereign 
Grand Lodge, 1892, pp. 13000—13057.' 

The report was adopted by the Grand Lodge, and from this decision Unity 
Lodge appealed, as it does not consider it in conformity with the sixth clause of 
tteport No. 12, Journal S. G. L., 1892, page 13000, which reads as follows :— 
' Now, it is a fundamental principle of the Order that dues accrue from week to 
week, and benefits are payable weekly ; fractions of a week are not considered in 
either case, etc' 

Facts. — Unity Lodge pays benefits as follows : — 1st week, $2.00 ; 2nd week, 
$3.00 ; next 52 weeks, $4.00 ; next 26 weeks, $3.00 ; next 26 weeks, $2.00 ; further, 
$1.00. 



The payment of a sick benefit is one of the fundamental principles of the 
Order, and no other rule is recognized than that ' benefits are payable weekly. 
That is, every member entitled to benefits is entitled to the same at the end of 
each Lodge week, and not at the end of a month or quarter ; and where a local 
legislation provides for the payment of benefits for fractions of a week after the 
first week, as in this case, the right to enjoy the benefits accrues at the end of the 
week of which the fraction is a part. The amount due the beneficiary is limited 
by the amount which the Lodge has agreed to pay for that week for which the 
fraction is a part. The fact that a Brother recovers from a spell of sickness four 
days prior to the end of a Lodge week does not warrant him in demanding 
immediately upon the date of his recovery the amount due him for the frac- 
tional part of the week he was ill, to wit : three-sevenths. 

To this extent only ' fractional parts of a week are not considered ' ia the 
payment of benefits. 

Your Committee would therefore recommend the following : — 

Resolved,— That the appeal of Unity Lodge, No. 47, of Hamilton, Ont., be 
dismissed, and the decision of the Grand Lodge of Ontario be sustained." 



lxvi. APPENDIX. [1893 



The resolution presented by Rep. Robertson as to the rank 
of Bro John Ormiston, was referred to the Committee on the 
State of the Order, and their report on the same was adopted as 
under : — 

" To the Sovereign Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F. : 

Your Committee on the State of the Order, to whom was referred the resolu- 
tion of Rep. Robertson, of Ontario, as follows : — 

'Resolved, — That the Grand Lodge of Ontario be permitted to confer the 
rank of Past Grand Master upon Brother Ormiston, who was elected Grand 
Master of that jurisdiction and served a part of a year as such, but was compelled 
through illness to resign his office during his term . ' 

Would most respectfully report that in our opinion the honors of the Grand 
Master or the privilege of being classed among the Past Grand Masters of 
Ontario, which we understand to be the meaning of the words ' Being permitted 
to confer the rank of Past Grand Master on the Brother,' can only be done a-» a 
reward for faithful service rendered. All the precedents established by the S.G.L. 
point to the conclusion, and, in fact, Sections 278, 284, 289 and other Sections of 
the Pigest declare the honors can only be conferred as a reward for service in 
the office for which the honors are sought. 

The facts connected with the application from Ontario appear to be as 
follows :— 

Brother Ormiston was duly elected and installed Grand Master of the 
Grand Lodge of Ontario and occupied the office over one-half of the year for 
which he was elected, when he tendered his resignation on account of sickness 
that rendered him incapable of performing the duties of the office. The resigna- 
tion was not formally accepted, neither was the Deputy Grand Master (who served 
out the balance of the term) elected to or installed into the office, nor was he en- 
titled to under the law, or awarded the honors of the office for such service, thus 
leaving a blank in the list of Past Grand Masters for that year, and the Grand 
Lodge of Ontario now seeks to fill that vacancy by placing therein the name of 
Brother Ormiston. 

It appears to your Committee that if the above recital of the facts are correct, 
and the Grand Lodge of Ontario can easily ascertain if they are so (we do not 
question them), that the Brother did not voluntarily withdraw from the perform- 
ance of the duties of the office and is therefore entitled to the honors of Past 
Grand Master. We therefore recommend the adoption of the following 
resolution : — 

Resolved, — That the subject-matter contained in the resolution of Brother 
Robertson be referred back to the Grand Lodge of Ontario, to further investigate 
and make such a disposition of it as will be right and just between the claims of 
Brother Ormiston and the well established laws and usages of the Order." 

The first and second clauses of the Insurance Resolutions of 
1892, (Journal, page 13,081,) were amended to read as follows : — 

" Resolved, First, — That every association doing a life or accident, or life and 
accident business, and using the name of the < )rder or claiming to be an Odd 
Fellows' Insurance Company, or the membership of which is limited by its 
charter, articles of association, fundamental law, by-laws, resolutions or practice, 
to members of this Order, shall, on or before the first of June next, file with the 
Grand Secretary of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, and of the Grand Lodge of every 
Jurisdiction in which it proposes to transact business, a copy of its charter, articles 
of incorporation, fundamental law, by-laws and all amendments thereto, and of 
all resolutions and action had by the company or association affecting the liability 



1893] REPORT OF GRAND REPRESENTATIVES. lxvii. 



or status of persons insured therein, verified by affidavits of its President, 
Secretary and Treasurer, and signed by said officers and the directors or managers 
of such company or association, and if hereafter the charter, articles of association, 
or fundamental law of any such company or association shall be annulled or 
altered, or the by-laws thereof be changed or amended, or any resolution passed 
affecting the liability cr status of persons insured therein, a copy shall forthwith 
be filed with the Sovereign Grand Lodge, and with the Grand Lodge of each Juris- 
diction in which such company or as&ociation is doing business, provided, however, 
that any such company or association which has already filed feuch statements as 
required by this resolution shall not again be required to file them. 

Second. — That on or before the first day in June of each year hereafter, every 
such company or association shall file with the Secretary of the Sovereign Grand 
Lodge, and of the Grand Lodge of every Jurisdiction in which it proposes to trans- 
act business, upon blanks furnished by the Secretary of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, 
a report similarly verified, for the year ending on the 31st December, or prior 
thereto, setting forth : — 

1st. Full name of corporation and principal place of business. 
2nd. Date of incorporation and commencement of business. 
3rd. Character of business. 

4th, Names and residences of President, Secretary, Treasurer and Directors 
or Managers. 

5th. Number of policies in force on December 31st of previous year. 

6th. Number of new policies issued during the year. 

7th. Number of policies lapsed during the year. 

8th. Number of policies in force on December 31st of the year covered by 
the report. 

9th. A list of all losses paid during the preceding year, giving name of the 
assured, his residence, amount paid and the cause of death. 

10th. Amount of entrance fee. 

11th. Amount of periodical dues. 

12th. Maximum amount of risk on any one life. 

13th. Whether policies issued for a specified amount to be paid, or amount 
dependent upon assessment. 

14th. What portion of premium (if any) is set apart for mortuary purposes, and 
what for expenses ? 

15th. How is mortuary fund invested ? 

16th. Whether the association issues endowment certificates ? 

17th. Are assessments graded on any table of mortality ? How are they 
graded ? 

18th. How, and when, are officers and directors elected ? 

19th. What medical examinations are required before issuing policies ? 

20th. What amount of money will an ordinary assessment for the payment of 
a single assessment yield ? 

21st. Has the association an emergency or reserve fund ? 

22nd. What is the amount ? 

23rd. How is it invested ? 
. 24th. For what purposes is it used ? 

25th. A list of all the assessments during the year, their purpose in detail, 
date of assessment and amount realized on each . 

STATEMENT OF ASSETS. 

26th. Cost value of real estate, its character, and how and when 
acquired 



lxviii. appendix. [1893 



27th. Description of encumbrances thereon and for what purpose created ? 

28th. Loans and how secured ? Details. 

29th. Bonds, stocks, etc., owned absolutely. 

30th. Agents' ledger balances. 

31st. Cash in office. 

32nd. Cash in banks and what banks ? 

33rd. All other assets in detail. 

34th. Are any of your funds loaned to any officer or director of your company, 
or are they or any of them interested in such loans, directly or indirectly, or in 
any way responsible therefor ? 

STATEMENT OF LIABILITIES. 

35th. Losses due or unpaid. 

36th. Taxes due and unpaid. 

37th. Salaries, rents and officers' expenses due and unpaid. 

38th. Borrowed money. 

39th. Advanced assessments. 

40th. All other liabilities, indicating their character." 

And a new clause was added, fixing a penalty for the viola- 
tion of these Resolutions, which reads as follows : — 

" Thirteenth, — Any wilful violation of, or omission to perform and comply 
with the provisions of these resolutions by any officer, director or manager of such 
company or association shall constitute an offence against the laws of the Order 
and shall be punished by suspension or expulsion from the Order." 

A Special Committee was appointed to revise and collate all 
the laws pertaining to the Rebekah Degree, and to report at 
next session, and subsequently the following resolution was 
passed : — 

"Resolved, — That all Laws, Rules and Regulations of this Sovereign Grand 
Lodge now in force, or that may hereafter be adopted for the government of 
Subordinate Grand Jurisdictions, or in any way affect the rights of individual 
members, shall be made to apply, where applicable, in all their force to State and 
Territorial Grand Jurisdiction of the Degree of Rebekah, and in so applying them, 
when necessary, where the male gender is referred to in said laws, the same shall 
be construed to mean the female gender. 

That this resolution shall be in full force and effect until a code of laws 
shall have been adopted by this Sovereign Grand Lodge for the government 
of the Degree of Rebekah." 

By the adoption of the following amendment to Section 91 of 
White's Digest, the word " Orphans " is restricted to mean 
those only who are under the age of twenty-one years : — 

" That Section 91 of White's Digest (1889) be and the same is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows : — 

Resolved, — That the only persons who are the beneficiaries of a funeral benefit 
are the widow, orphans under the age of twenty-one years, or dependent relatives 
of the deceased, or relatives upon whom the deceased was dependent at the time of 
death. Dependent relatives are relatives who were members of the family of the 
deceased and were dependent upon the deceased for support at the time of death." 



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The following resolutions were passed, creating a new Jewel 
for those members who have been in continuous membership for 
fifty consecutive years or more : — 

" Resolved,— That the Committee on Printing and Supplies be, and they are 
hereby authorized and directed to design, or cause to be designed, a suitable jewel 
to be worn by such members, and which shall be known as ' The Honorable Veteran 
Jewel, I. O. O. F.' 

Resolved,— That 'The Honorable Veteran Jewel, I. O. O. F.,' shall be fur- 
nished and sold to members in good standing, who have held continuous member- 
ship in the Order for fifty consecutive years or more, and in the same manner and 
on the same terms as 'The Veteran Jewel, I. O. O. F.,' is now sold and 
distributed." 

In addition to the particulars heretofore required, the annual 
returns to be made by State Grand Bodies are hereafter to con- 
tain the following details : — The number of weeks sick benefits 
paid, the amount paid for relief of orphans, the amount paid for 
the working or current expenses of Subordinates, the amount 
paid for expenses of the Grand Body, receipts from dues, re- 
ceipts from admissions and degrees, and receipts from rents and 
invested funds. 

Power was given to the Grand Sire to organize a Grand 
Lodge in Sweden. 

The Sovereign Grand Lodge authorized the purchase of the 
building now occupied by the Grand Secretary in Baltimore, 
Maryland, at the price of $25,000. It is a new building, 30 x 90, 
having two fronts, four stories high, and a basement, with good 
vaults, centrally located (23 and 25 North Liberty Street), and 
it is stated to be most suitable and satisfactory for the head- 
quarters of the Order. 

A Special Committee, consisting of Reps. Thomas of Utah. 
Robertson of Ontario, and Fessenden of Maine, was appointed 
to formulate a uniform plan of procedure to be followed by all 
Subordinate Lodges in the celebration of Memorial Day. 

All the proposed constitutional amendments were rejected. 
The only division that was taken was on the amendment to 
admit members at the age of 18, which was rejected by a vote of 
81 yeas to 96 nays. The vote in 1892 was 83 yeas to 78 nays. 
It was again proposed for next session, and there is also another 
proposal to make the age nineteen. 

The proposal to abolish the Visiting Card was again defeated. 

The Special Committee on Dues and Benefits, through their 
Chairman, Rep. Carlin, of Illinois, presented a lengthy and 
exhaustive report, which forms a most valuable contribution to 



lxx. APPENDIX. [1893 



the literature of this important subject. A large amount of 
information is given, together with numerous tables as to mem- 
bership, sickness, deaths, averages and experiences. Among 
these tables are two which were compiled by our Grand Secre- 
tary, Bro. J. B. King, which the Committee say they esteem so 
valuable that they insert them in full. The document is too 
long to be copied in this report, but we would call the especial 
attention of our members to it and invite its careful perusal as it 
will appear in the Revised Journal. The following are the con- 
clusions arrived at by the Committee: — 

"1st. That as a man grows older, his yearly average of sickness increases ; 
and as a lodge grows older, its proportion of ola* men increases and its payment 
for benefits increase. 

2nd. That the average expectation of sickness and mortality must form the 
basis of any estimate of the proper relation of dues to benefits. 

3rd. That a Lodge should calculate what it is likely to be called on to pay in 
benefits when it has attained to full maturity, say the age of thirty-five, and not 
what it is paying during the early years of its existence. 

4th. That a system of dues and benefits, to be perfectly fair and equitable, must 
recognize the comparative liability on account of the different ages of its members, 
and must charge them dues according to age when admitted. 

5th. That no other form of benefit) except sick and funeral should be provided 
without a proportionate increase in dues, and that all additional aid to members 
should take the form of special relief to an extent dependent upon the circum- 
stances of the case and the ability of the Lodge." 

The same Committee also presented the following reso- 
lutions : — 

"3rd Resolved, — That Subordinate Grand Lodges be, and they are hereby 
directed, to so legislate as to provide a minimum of ten cents per week dues, or 
$5.20 per annum, from all members. 

4th. Resolved, — That Subordinate Grand Lodges be, and they are hereby 
directed, to so legislate as to provide that not more than one-half year's dues shail 
be allowed for one week's sick benefits, and that a funeral benefit shall not exceed 
five times one year's dues. 

Provided, — However, That Grand Lodges may make such provision as they 
deem expedient for considering as dues, receipts of Lodges from safe, permanent 
investments." 

After considerable discussion, it was finally determined to 
postpone the further consideration of these resolutions until the 
next Session, and the Representatives were requested to bring 
them before their respective Grand Lodges and to get an 
expression of opinion thereon from the various Jurisdictions, to 
be submitted to the Sovereign Grand Lodge when the matter 
shall come up for determination. 

Subsequently, the following report from the same Committee 
was adopted, under which it will be necessary that the Grand 
Lodge should take action : — 



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" To the Sovereign Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F. : 

Your Special Committee on Dues and Benefits, believing that the membership 
generally of the Order, should have information regarding sickness, deaths, 
expense of management, receipts from all sources, and all expenditures by Subor- 
dinates, to the end that necessary legislation may be ultimately enacted, either by 
Subordinate Grand Lodges, or by this Grand Lodge, so regulating dues and 
benefits as to secure the permanency of the fundamental principle, that substantial 
benefits must be paid, we submit the following, and recommend its adoption : 

1st. Resolved,— Th&t all Grand Lodges be, and they are hereby requested, to 
select a committee of three members, whose duty it shall be to consider the subject 
of dues and benefits in their respective jurisdictions, and, for the purpose of secur- 
ing uniformity in the information to be collected and disseminated, we recommend 
that said committees examine the returns from Subordinate Lodges for the past 
ten years, and report to their several Grand Lodges the following, for each of said 
years : 

1st. Members 

2nd. Number sick. 

3rd. Weeks benefits paid. 

4th. Deaths. 

5th. Amount paid for sick benefits. 

6th. Amount paid for funeral benefits and funeral expenses. 

7th. Amount paid for widowed families. 

8th. Amount paid for relief and education of orphans. 

9th. Amount paid for special relief. 

10th. Amount paid for total relief. 

11th. Average sickness per member. 

12th. Average cost per member for total relief. 

13th. Average cost per member for current or working expenses of Lodges. 

14th. Current or working expenses of Lodges. 

15th. Total cost per member for all Lodge expenditures. 

16th. Receipts from dues. 

17th. Receipts from initiations and degrees. 

18th. Receipts from rent of property, and other investments. 

19th. Total receipts of Lodges. 

20th. Net increase or decrease in value of real estate, at fair cash value, and 
of good securities and cash. 

2nd. Resolved, — That Grand Lodges be further requested to maintain such 
Committee on Dues and Benefits, and to the facts suggested to be collated for the 
past ten years, said committee likewise tabulate like facts for succeeding years. 

3rd. Resolved, — That Representatives report this action to their several Grand 
Lodges." 

The resolution offered by Rep. Robertson to allow the 
Veteran Jewel to be worn in lieu of regalia was reported against 
by the Committee on Legislation and their report was adopted. 
A number of propositions in regard to the regalia of the Order 
and in the line of simplification received the same treatment, but 
the whole matter will come up again next year on a series of 
resolutions from the Representatives from Washington, proposing 
Badges in lieu of the Collars now in use, which resolutions were 



Ixxii. APPENDIX. [1893 



postponed till next Session. In the preamble to these resolu- 
tions we find the following very sensible and appropriate 
remarks : — 

" Our Order has come to be encumbered with a system of regalia which has 
grown until at times it seems to be of greater importance than our principles and 
to hide and overshadow the objects of Oddfellowship. To provide our Order with 
a senseless, useless, and childish combination of tinsel, velvet, and gew-gaws, we 
have authorized and encouraged investments of hundreds of thousands of dollars 
in what we call regalia. No person yet has been found who can offer an excuse for 
its existence. No Odd Fellow can tell why he is called upon to array himself in 
such toggery before he can be admitted to the Sessions of our Order, from the 
Initiatory Degree to the meetings of the Sovereign Grand Lodge. No Lodge can 
understand why they have to invest from one hundred to one thousand or more 
dollars in regalia before they can be permitted to proceed in humanity's name to 
the accomplishment of those ends within the scope of Oddfellowship. We have 
allowed the investments to be industriously worked and farmed until the problem 
which sometimes seems sought is, who's shall be the most gorgeous display, instead 
of the exemplification and execution of the principles we endeavor to teach. We 
have encouraged a childish vanity in the regalia authorized, and diverted our 
energies and resources from the real into superficial channels. Exclusive of team 
paraphernalia our Order has locked up in authorized" regalia over three million 
dollars. Contemplate the dead investment. Does not the condition call for such 
changes as will stop the increase of these useless investments and give the Order a 
regalia sensible and expressive, and which can be provided any Lodge, if desired, 
as a work of love from the skillful hands of the mothers, wives and sisters ? 

With this end in view we herewith offer an amendment to the By-laws of the 
Sovereign Grand Lodge, in the preparation of which we beg to acknowledge the 
valuable assistance given us by the report of the Special Committee on Regalia, 
appointed in 1890, reported by Representative J. B. Goodwin, of Georgia, in 1891, 
and to emphasize their conclusion and firm conviction ' that legislation is needed.' " 

Your Representatives would like to receive the instructions 
of the Grand Lodge on this subject. 

Another matter upon which your Representatives were 
requested to ask instructions is that of fixing a minimum rate of 
fees for the Degrees. The proposal is, that not less than $20 
shall be charged for conferring the Initiatory, First, Second and 
Third Degrees, and that Grand Lodges shall be directed to so 
legislate. As this is a radical departure from the rule now 
existing, by which all matters of this kind are left to local legis- 
lation, it is desirable that the Grand Lodge should give an 
expression of opinion as to its advisability. 

An illustration of the conservative tendencies of the Sover- 
eign Grand Lodge is found in the fact that no less than 44 
propositions for new regulations or amendments were rejected. 
About one-half that number were accepted or accepted in a 
modified form. Among the "slaughtered innocents " were the 
following, besides those already mentioned : — Proposals to repeal 
the legislation allowing Grand Lodges to donate surplus funds 
to Odd Fellows' Homes ; to repeal the law prohibiting Grand 



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Lodges from conferring the Grand Lodge Degree for pecuniary 
consideration ; to allow Grand Lodges to provide for a fund for 
benefits to aged Odd Fellows who have lost membership through 
surrender of charters ; to make dues commence from the time 
the Brother attains the Third Degree ; to compel the payment 
of benefits for the first week's sickness ; to prepare a funeral 
ceremony for the Patriarchal Branch and to prepare a new 
Digest. 

The next Session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge will be held 
at Chattanooga, Tennessee, on the third Monday in September, 
1894. 

All which is fraternally submitted. 

HY. ROBERTSON, 
P. E. FITZ-PATRICK, 

Grand Representatives. 
Collingwood, October 11, 1893. 



Ixxiv. APPENDIX. [1893 



ODD FELLOWS' RELIEF ASSOCIATION OF CANADA. 



OFFICIAL MINUTES 

OF THE 

NINETEENTH ANNUAL MEETING 

HELD AT KINGSTON, ONTARIO. 



Kingston, July 19, 1893. 

The Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada convened in 
the new Odd Fellows' Hall at 3 o'clock. 

The following, among others, were present : Rev. Bro. T. 
W. Jolliffe, Grand Master, Campbellford ; Bro. Joseph Oliver, 
Toronto, Deputy Grand Master, and Bro. J. B. King, Toronto, 
Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of Ontario ; John Donogh, P.G. 
M., Toronto, and L. C. Pascoe, Belleville, members of the 
Advisory Committee of the Association in the Grand Lodge of 
Ontario ; L. Ferguson, St. Thomas ; Rev. James Kines, P.G.M., 
Carleton Place ; J. H. Magill, Port Hope ; J. R. Boothby, Strat- 
ford ; J. R. Beal, Pembroke ; F. W. Martin, Picton; C. R.Cotton, 
Gananoque ; R. W. Haydon, Almonte ; A. McFee and P. Acton, 
Belleville ; J. H. Walford, Renfrew ; W. H. Wallis, Lansdowne ; 
A. H. Blackeby, Gait ; John Robinson, Prescott ; and J. A. 
Young, Thamesford. 

Dr. Fowler, President, took the chair and called the meeting 
to order. The afternoon Session was, he said, for business 
purposes, and he therefore proceeded to call for the minutes of 
the last meeting, which, being printed, were taken as read. 

Moved by Rev. Bro. D. C. Sanderson, seconded by Bro. 



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Harris, that the following be the Committee to strike the 
Sessional Committees and to distribute the work : 

Bros. J. A. Young, Thamesford, chairman ; J. R. Beal, 
Pembroke ; C. R. Cotton, Gananoque ; John Robinson, 
Prescott, and J. S. R. McCann, Kingston. Carried. 

The following reports were then presented : 

The Directors', by Bro. T. Donnely. 

The Secretary's, by Bro. R. Meek. 

The Superintendent of Agencies', by Bro. A. H. Blackeby- 

The Treasurer's, by Bro. J. B. Mclver. 

The Auditors', by Bro. A. T. Smith and Bro. John Nicolle. 

These were received, commented on briefly, and the con- 
tents of them referred to the appropriate committees. 

Bro. Young, from the Special Committee, submitted his 
report, appointing the following committees : 

Finance — Bros. John Donogh. P.G.M., Toronto, chairman ; 
J. B. King, G. S., Toronto ; J. H. Magill, Port Hope ; J. S. R. 
McCann and G. W. Maxwell, Kingston. 

Routine and Correspondence — Bros. J. H. Magill, Port 
Hope, chairman ; A. McFee, Belleville ; D. C. Sanderson, 
Kingston. 

Membership and Grand Lodge Relations — Bros. L. C. 
Pascoe, Belleville, chairman ; J. R. Boothby, Stratford ; W. H. 
Wallis, Lansdowne ; John Harris and A. T. Smith, Kingston. 

Agencies and Extension of the Work — Bros. L. Ferguson, 
St. Thomas, chairman ; C. R Cotton, Gananoque ; J. Robinson, 
Prescott ; George Lee, Kingston ; A. H. Blackeby, Gait. 

Special Questions — Bros. Rev. James Kines, P.G.M, Carle 
ton Place, chairman ; J. R. Beal, Pembroke ; and J. H. Walford, 
Renfrew. 

Assessment, Ratings, Etc — Bros. J. A. Young, Thamesford, 
chairman ; R. W. Haydon, Almonte ; F. W. Martin, Picton. 

Laws and Amendments — Bros. John Ormiston, Gananoque, 
chairman ; J. H. Walford, Renfrew ; P. Acton, Belleville; John 
Ilett. 



Ixxvi. APPENDIX. [1893 



The Committee recommended the following distribution of 
work : 

To Finance — Paragraphs marked " 2 " in the Directors' 
Report, the reports of the Treasurer and Auditors. 

To Routine and Correspondence — The paragraphs marked 
" 3 " in the reports of the Directors and Secretary. 

To Membership and Grand Lodge Relations — The para- 
graphs marked " 4 " in the reports of the Directors and Secretary. 

To Agencies and Extension of the Work — The paragraphs 
marked " 5 " in the reports of the Directors, Secretary and 
Superintendent of Agents and the correspondence referred to 
the Association by the Directors. 

To Special Questions — Correspondence in the hands of the 
Secretary. 

To Assessments, Ratings, Etc. — Paragraphs marked " 7 " in 
the Secretary's Report. 

To Laws and Amendments — Paragraphs marked " 8 " in the 
Secretary's Report. 

The reports were adopted. 

After references by the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand 
Master, the Grand Secretary and others on the work of the 
Association, the meeting adjourned, on motion of Bro. Kines, 
until 8 o'clock, for the benefit of committees. 



THE DIRECTORS' REPORT. 



To the Members of the Odd Fellows" Relief Association of Canada : 

Brethren, — Your Directors have much pleasure in submit- 
ting to you their Nineteenth Annual Report, evidencing as it 
does that the Association has had a year of great prosperity, in 
the steady growth of its membership, in a favorable death rate, 
and in a large accession to its reserve fund. 

The prevalent dull times, affecting this country as all other 
countries, have touched us but slightly. The lapses and with- 
drawals show a slight increase, but so do the applications for 



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increase of benefits, and while the applications for membership 
are somewhat fewer than last year, we are pleased to be able to 
state that the falling off occurred in the earlier part of the fiscal 
year, while the latter part witnessed renewed life among the 
applications and a large increase in their number, so that we 
enter on a new year of existence confidently anticipating a year 
of great prosperity in the extension of our business. 

The new members enrolled during the past year have been 
chiefly young men, as shown by the average age, under 29. It 
is gratifying to note that the Association has inspired in so 
desirable a class ol insurers confidence in its solidity and 
permanency. 

The average age of the whole membership has also been 
reduced, so that now it is only 36.48, an extremely favourable 
circumstance when we consider that we have passed our nine- 
teenth year. 

Another cause for congratulation lies in the low death rate, 
5.36, which is the lowest in the history of the Association since 
the year 1879, when, however, we had been but a few years in 
existence and had a membership under 1,000. 

A tangible and material evidence of our prosperity during 
the past year is found in the handsome addition we have been 
able to make to the reserve fund, to the credit of which we have 
placed the sum of $16,467.07, the largest amount by far that has 
ever been added thereto since the Association began. 

We wish to draw attention to the desirability of improving 
our facilities for the extension of the work in the outlying Pro- 
vinces of the Dominion. The ground to be covered is so vast 
that it is impossible for one man to attend to it so as to produce 
the best results. We think it would pay the Association to 
employ in such distant Provinces general agents, who would 
always be on hand there to forward the interests of the Associa- 
tion. We recommend this to your serious consideration. 

The changing of beneficiaries seems to be a stumbling block 
in the way of many of the members. They often attempt what 
cannot legally be effected, and it is well that a word of caution 
should be given in this connection. It is advisable in all cases 
that the beneficiary should be definitely settled, that the name 
should be given in full, and the relationship ; and in making 
changes regard mur-t be had for the law of the land, as well as 
that of the Association, for a member cannot divert the benefits 
outside of a certain limit or relationship once he has by his 
certificate created a trust that must remain. We refer to the 
Widows' and Childrens' Act and the new Ontario Insurance 
Law for further evidence upon this point. 

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Ixxviii. APPENDIX. [1893 



We regret to have to record the death, since our last annual 
meeting, of Dr. W. H. Henderson, one of our esteemed 
colleagues on the Board. Cut off in the prime of life, his death 
was a great loss to the profession, of which he was a distin- 
guished member, and to this Association, where his wisdom and 
sagacity made him a valued colleague. Bro. Wm. Mundell was 
elected by the Directors to fill the unexpired term. 

Owing to legislation governing such Associations as ours> 
changes in the Constitution and working of the O.F.R.A. have 
become imperative, and as a result additional expense has been 
entailed and more work has been thrown upon the officers of the 
Association But certainly this will be attended with corres- 
ponding advantages by the stamp of the Government's approval 
of such Associations as can comply with the law , and the exclus- 
ion from the Province of those which have not been doing 
business upon a sound financial basis. 

The books, accounts and securities of the Association have 
been examined by the Auditors quarterly, according to the 
terms of Sec. 2 of Article XL of the Constitution. The Auditors 
have also examined the statements made up and transmitted to 
the Sovereign Grand Lodge, and the several Grand Lodges, as 
required by the Law of the Order, 1892, and they have also 
certified to the correctness of the exhibits sent to the Govern- 
ment in compliance with the Insurance Corporations' Act of 1892. 

As a copy of the Sovereign Grand Lodge statement has to be 
mailed to each member before June 1 (and was this year issued 
in March), in addition to the annual report herewith presented, 
the members of the Odd Fellows' Relief Association have reason 
to feel that they are being furnished with ample information in 
respect to the finances, and that the former practice of sending 
out a quarterly printed balance sheet can very well be dispensed 
with. 

Matters of importance will come before the Annual Meeting, 
but it is not necessary to recapitulate them. They are dealt 
with in detail by the reports of our officers. 

Three of the Directors, F. Fowler, M.D., S. Oberndorffer, 
and J. B. Mclver, who were elected in January, 1891, for three 
years, and could, therefore, hold office until January, 1894, desire 
to resign, so that an election may occur, and that the term of 
the Board may, in time, begin and end with the fiscal year of 
the Association. 

Yours fraternally, 

FIFE FOWLER, 
Kingston, July 14, 1893. President. 



1893] odd-fellows' relief association. lxxix, 



REPORT OF THE SECRETARY. 



To the Odd Fellows Relief Association of Canada : 

Brethren, — I have to report very satisfactory results in con- 
nection with the business of this Association for the fiscal year 
ending on June 30th. 

The second half of 1892 was quiet, and afforded evidence of 
how vitally the general depression in trade was affecting the 
Benevolent and Fraternal Associations, but with the advent of 
1893 new life was put into their business, and the O. F. R. A.'s 
record has been one of marked interest and improvement. 

The accompanying financial and statistical statement speaks 
for themselves. They show that the Association is growing 
steadily in membership and favour and usefulness, that its 
stability is clearly indicated, and that its future is most promising. 

FIXED ASSESSMENTS. 

In June, by circular, the attention of the Association was 
called to the advisability of having its assessments fall due on 
fixed dates. The importance of the matter became the more 
apparent by the study of the following Section (40) of the Insur- 
ance Corporations' Act of 1892 : — 

" No forfeiture or suspension shall be incurred by any member of a friendly 
society, or person insured therein, by reason of any default in paying any contri- 
bution or assessment, except such as are payable at fixed dates, until after notice 
to the member stating the amount due by him, and apprising him that in case of 
default of payment by him within a reasonable time, not being less than thirty 
days, and at a place, to be specified in such notice, his interest or benefit will be 
forfeited or suspended, and until after default has been made by him in paying 
his contribution or assessment in accordance with such notice." 

The directors gave the subject their careful consideration. 
They were impressed with the fact that fixed dates for the pay- 
ments of assessments would be an advantage, and so decided to 
recommend them for these reasons : (1) That they would save 
the Association a great deal of embarrassment consequent upon 
enforced delays in the suspension of defaulting members ; (2) 
that they would facilitate collections, no longer dependant upon 
uncertain notices ; (3) that they would equalize the labours of 
officers and agents ; and (4) that they would economize in post- 
age, the account for which is growing with the business of the 
Association. 



lxxx. APPENDIX. [1893 



BI-MONTHLY ASSESSMENTS. 

It had on several occasions been suggested to the directors 
that they reduce the number of assessments to six per annum, 
and the question was discussed in connection with the proposi- 
tions to have calls fall due upon fixed dates. The idea was not 
to collect a larger sum yearly from the members, but to have this 
sum collected bi-monthly. The directors deemed it expedient 
to remit the issue to the Association, with explanations and 
voting slips, so that they might express a preferance, and that 
this preference might be accepted in legislating upon the subject. 
Two plans were prepared. They were described in the circulars 
to members in this way : 

"Plan No. 1. To keep the ratings as they now are, and to make seven Mortu- 
ary Assessments and the Annual Call in each year payable at the following dates : 
Jan. 15, Mar. 1, April 15, June 1 (Annual Call), July 15, Sept. 1, Oct. 15 and 
Dec. 1. 

"Plan No. 2. To take the same number of assessments as proposed in plan 
No. 1, but to divide the yearly product by six and so make the Calls payable bi- 
monthly on the first days of February, April, June, August, October and Decem- 
ber, or on the succeeding dates if the first day of the month were a Sunday. 

" Thus a member insured for $1,000, at the age of 25, under the present rat- 
ing, will be called upon to pay $d annually, divided into bi-monthly assessments 
of $1.50 each ; a member now insured for $1,500, at the age of 35, would pay 
$14.65 per year, divided into six parts of $2.44 each, and a member insured for 
$2,000, at the age of 45, would have to pay $23.40 per year, or $3.90 each alternate 
month. 

"For those who joined under the old ratings it would be in exactly the same 
proportion, viz., multiply the present Mortuary Assessment by seven, add the 
Annual Call and divide the result by six. This gives the bi-monthly assessment _ 

"Example : A member joined Class A, paying $1.10 ; he afterwards joined 
Class B, paying $1.30 ; his present rating on the $1,500 would be $1.75 per call. 
Seven times $1.75 is $L2.25 ; add the Annual Call and the total is $13.25, which 
make his bi-monthly assessment $2.21." 



RESULT OF THE VOTING. 

To each member a voting slip was sent, either directly or 
through the agent, with the request that the questions upon it 
be answered, and that it be returned to me not later than July 
i. The returns have not been complete. A great many mem- 
bers have not voted, some because they were not sufficiently in- 
terested in the matter, some because they were satisfied with the 
management in any case and with any departure it might make, 
and some without assigning any cause for their silence. The 
vote is as follows : 

YEAS. NAYS. 

1. Are you in favour of having assessments become due on fixed 

dates, according to Plan No. 1 ? 662 983 

2. Are you in favour of bi-monthly assessments, and conse- 

quently of a new rating, the amount thus collected to be 
equal to the product of seven Mortuary Calls and the An- 
nual Call according to the present rating ? 1105 724 



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STANDING OF BRAKEMEN. 

At different times the law in regard to the standing of those 
who become brakemen after joining the Association has been 
criticized, and in my report of a year ago I intimated that several 
members had questioned the equity of this law. At the Annual 
Meeting on July 20, 1892, the difficulty was dealt with by the 
Committee on Laws and Amendments, which recommended the 
following : 

"That brakemen are not eligible for membership, and those who become 
brakemen after joining the Association shall have no claim for injury received 
while serving permanently or temporarily in that capacity, but so soon as they are 
changed to the list of ordinary class from the extra-hazardous class, and so report 
themselves, their membership shall be restored." 

An amendment to the report was carried laying the subject over until this 
year, but with the understanding that the Secretary should ascertain the feelings 
of the members upon it. 

In the meantime three members who became brakemen, all 
temporarily, I believe, appealed to the Directors for protection. 
One of them had been identified with the Association for many 
years, and claimed that it would be a positive hardship to cancel 
his certificate. The solicitor of the Association was asked for 
an opinion. He held that brakemen were bound by any altera- 
tion or amendment of the law of a reasonable character, made 
subsequently to his becoming a member ; that paragraph 'XL, of 
the conditions of membership, was reasonable, that it was legally 
binding, and that the one that violated it forfeited his claims 
upon the funds of the Association. But pending a disposition 
of the question of brakemen's privileges by the Association, 
those making a reference of their cases to the Directors were in- 
formed that their assessments would be accepted until the 
Annual Meeting, to be refunded in the event of the law as it 
stands being confirmed by the members. I had the questions 
addressed to the members, and their answers as thus expressed 
by their votes : 

YEAS. NAYS. 

3. Are you in favour of permitting men who are not brakemen 
when they join the Association, to remain in good standing 
if they become brakemen afterwards, and to rate them in 
the extra-hazardous class ? 1,326 439 



A point made by one member, and with the desire that it 
should be emphasized at the Annual Meeting, was that the oc- 
cupation of a yardman was as dangerous as that of a brakeman, 
and that they should be placed in the same category. The 
Association has before it at present the claim of one who was 



Ixxxii. appendix. [1893 



the beneficiary of a member falling into arrears on going into 
the railway service, and who was killed while acting as a yard- 
man. 

RATING OF ENGINEERS AND FIREMEN. 

At the Annual Meeting of the Association in January, 1892, 
Bro. L. C. Pascoe, of Belleville, gave notice that at the next 
meeting he would introduce a motion with the object in view of 
reducing the rating of engineers and firemen to that of ordinary 
members. 

At the meeting on July 20, 1892, the matter was brought up 
and disposed of in this way : 

" Bro. L. C. Pascoe moved, seconded by Bro. L. Ferguson, 

"That the motion of which notice was given at the Annual Meeting in Janu- 
ary be substituted for that clause of the conditions referring to engineers and fire- 
men, namely, that the words engineer and firemen on railways in the fourth line 
of Paragraph 12, Article XIII., and embracing the conditions of membership, be 
struck out, and that Section 3 of Article XIV. be amended by removing engineers 
and firemen on railway trains from the extra-hazardous class." 

" After considerable debate, it was moved in amendment to the amendment 
by Bro. Rev. W. B. Carey, 

" That the rating of engineers and firemen as in the ordinary class be laid over 
until the next Annual Meeting, the Secretary meanwhile to ascertain, by corres- 
pondence, the opinion of the members in regard to the same." 

" Bro. Pascoe accepted this amendment and withdrew his motion. 

'* Bro. Carey's amendment was then put to a vote and carried." 

The only method open to me to secure the opinion of mem- 
bers upon the question was to refer it to them on the voting 
slips, and from the returns I submit this result : 

YEAS. NAYS. 

4. Are you in favour of rating engineers and firemen as ordi- 
nary members and so removing them from the extra-hazard- 
ous class ? 360 1376 

The amendment in the laws affecting brakemen (and yard- 
men if they are listed as extra-hazardous occupations) can be 
carried into effect at once, but I would respectfully suggest that 
the change in the manner of making assessments to the bi- 
monthly system (if ordered) be deferred until the beginning of 
1894. The present register will then be full, and there will have 
to be a transfer of the accounts to a new book, and it would be 
expedient to make the change in rating at the same time. 

Ontario's insurance law. 

The Association has complied with all the requirements of 
the Ontario Insurance Department, has filed its statements, by. 



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laws, and literature with the Registrar of Friendly Societies, 
has applied for and been granted a renewal of its Certificate. 
This Certificate reads as follows : 



DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE. 



CERTIFICATE OP REGISTRY AS A FRIENDLY SOCIETY. 

Whereas, by the application of the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada, 
made pursuant to The Insurance Corporations' Act, 1892, it has been made to ap- 
pear to the undersigned, the Registrar of Friendly Societies for the Province of 
Ontario, that the said applicant is entitled to registry as a Friendly Society ; now, 
therefore, 

This is to certify that the said Friendly Society is accordingly registered for 
the transaction of insurance against death and disability, in the Province of 
Ontario, for the term beginning 1st July, 1893, and ending on the 30th June, 1894, 
subject to the provisions of the aforesaid act. 

J. HOWARD HUNTER. 

Registrar of Friendly Societies. 

Entered in the Friendly Societies' 
Register, No. 72, Folio 8. 

WILL J. VALE, 

Entry Clerk. 



SOVEREIGN GRAND LODGE LAW. 

The Sovereign Grand Lodge, at its session in the city of 
Portland, Oregon, in 1892, passed a law in regard to Fraternal 
Insurance Associations. It provides that the O. F. R. A. shall, 
in common with all similar organizations, file before the first of 
June, in each year, with the Grand Secretaries of the Sovereign 
Grand Lodge and several Grand Lodges, a copy of its Charter, 
Articles of Incorporation, etc., and a report setting forth the 
facts of its business ; that it shall also file with each Lodge a 
certificate from the Insurance Department, stating that it has 
complied with the law of the land ; that it shall forward $10 
with its statement to each Lodge, and receive from each a Cer- 
tificate to the effect that it has fulfilled all the requirements of 
the law. The Association undertakes to send each member, 
each year, before June 1st, a copy of its return to the Sovereign 
Grand Lodge and Grand Lodges, and to attach to all outgoing 
policies copies of the certificates granted it by the Grand 
Lodges and the Insurance Department, also of its charter, by- 
laws, etc. 



Ixxxiv. APPENDIX. [1893 



The Certificates of the Sovereign Grand Lodge came to 
hand as follows : 

Insurance Certificate as authorized by the Grand Lodge Session of 1892, Journal, 
pages 13,077, 13,157. 



SOVEREIGN GRAND LODGE OF THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF 

ODD FELLOWS. 

To Whom It May Concern : 

This certifies that the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada, Kingston, 
Ontario, having complied with the laws of the I. 0. O. F. relative to organiza- 
tions, for the transacting Life, or Accident, or Life and Accident Insurance, is 
hereby entitled to transact such business for the period of one year from the date 
of this Certificate, within the territorial limits of such Grand Lodge, or Grand 
Lodges, as through its or their Executive Officers shall grant permission for that 
purpose under the laws of the order, and also within the limits of such States, 
Territories, Provinces or Countries as may be under the immediate jurisdiction of 
this Sovereign Grand Lodge, and in which no subordinate Grand Lodge exists. 

Provided always, that neither this Sovereign Grand Lodge, nor any State, 
Territorial or Provincial Grand Lodge, nor any Subordinate Body in Oddfellow- 
ship whatsoever, shall be held responsible for the engagements or contracts of the 
Association herein named, nor shall this Certificate be considered or assumed to 
be an endorsement or recommendation of said Association, nor a guarantee of its 
solvency or responsibility . 

In Witness Whereof we have signed this Certificate, and caused the seal of 
the Sovereign Grand Lodge to be affixed, in the City of Baltimore, 
State of Maryland, in the United States of America, on this Twenty- 
second day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and 
ninety-three, and of our Order of the Seventy-Fourth year. 

Cl. T. CAMPBELL, 

Grand Sire. 

THEO. A. ROSS, 

Grand Secretary. 

THE GRAND LODGE CERTIFICATES. 

Certificates similar in wording to that of the Sovereign Grand 
Lodge have been received by the Odd Fellows' Relief Associa- 
tion of Canada from the Grand Lodges of Manitoba, Ontario, 
Quebec and the Maritime Provinces, dating from and running 
for the same time. These are on file in the office of the Secretary 
at Kingston, Ontario. 

The British Columbia Grand Lodge has been communicated 
with in regard to its Certificate, but action is not expected until 
the February meeting of the Lodge, when application upon the 
subject will be renewed. 



1893] 



ODD-FELLOWS' relief association. 



lxxxv. 



THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS. 

The proposed amendments have been referred to the mem- 
bers direct, or through the agencies, and therefore have been 
fairly well understood by them. They are as follows : 

ARTICLE VI. — (CONSTITUTION.) 

I. In Section 1, change 50 to 45. 

II. Add new section, the following :— The following shall be the fees charge- 
able for admission to the Association, except in the case provided for by Section 5 
of this article : 

From 21 to 29 years, $ 500 $ 1 00 

1,000 2 00 

" " " " 1,500 3 00 

2,000 4 00 

From 30 to 34 vears, 500 1 50 

" - " 1,000 ... 3 00 

" " 1,500 4 50 

2,000 6 00 

From 35 to 39 years, 500 2 50 

" " 1,000 5 00 

1,500 7 50 

2,000 10 00 

From 40 to 14 years, 500 3 00 

1,000 6 00 

1,500 9 00 

" " 2,000 12 00 



ITI. In Section 4, after "examination," insert before "to be" "shall be 
$1.00." 

ARTICLE VII. 

I. Omit the portions of columns under 44 and its ratings. 

II. Add new section as follows : — A member desiring to increase his benefits 
to any higher amount payable by this Association shall surrender his certificate, 
and forward the same to the Secretary, together with a written application for 
such increase, and a fee of 50 cents. The application shall also be accompanied 
by a medical certificate, as on an original application for membership, except 
when made within thirty days from becoming a member of the Association. Upon 
receipt of such application, the above requirements being complied with to the 
satisfaction of the Directors, the Secretary shall enter the required changes in the 
register, and shall forthwith forward to the member a new certificate for the in- 
creased amount granted, and such increased benefit shall date from the time of 
the issuing of such new certificate. The member shall thereafter pay on such new 
certificate the rate provided for his actual age at the date of making application 
for such increase, and his first payment thereon shall be the assessment falling due 
next after the issuing of such new certificate. 

III. Add new section :— If a member desires to reduce his benefit to any 
lower amount payable by the Association, he shall surrender his certificate to the 
Association and give written notice to the Secretary to change to the lower 
amount designated, accompanying the same with a fee of 50 cents ; whereupon 
the Secretary shall issue a new certificate for the amount required, and such change 
shall date from the issuing of such certificate. Such member shall pay full rates 
on all assessments due on or before said change. 



lxxxvi. APPENDIX. [1893 



ARTICLE IX. 

I. Substitute for Section 1 : — There shall be six assessments in each year 
upon the members of the Association, which assessments shall be due and payable 
on the first days of February, April, June, August, October and December, or on 
the next following day, not being a Sunday or statutory holiday, if such first day 
of the month shall fall on a statutory holiday or Sunday. Each member shail 
pay his assessments to the Secretary of the Association according to the rating at 
which he became a member or the rating applicable to any increase or decrease of 
benefits procured by him. 

II. Substitute for Section 2 : — Upon the admitted disability of a member, as 
hereinbefore provided, satisfactory proofs having been previously furnished, each 
member of the Association shall, if the available funds shall not be sufficient to 
meet the current claims on the Association, be assessed by the Secretary, and shall 
then pay to him a sum according to one half of the regular schedule of rates on 
$1,000. 

III. Substitute for Section 3 : —To provide for the payment of the general 
expenses of the Association, there shall, on the 30th day of June in each year, be 
appropriated out of the yearly assessment income of the Association, a sum equal 
to one dollar per head of the membership on said date. 

ARTICLE xv. 

I. Change of beneficiary, substitute for Section 2 : — A member in good stand- 
ing may at any time change his beneficiary or beneficiaries, subject to the conditions 
of the preceding section, and to the provisions of any law in force in Ontario with 
regard to securing to wives and children, or other relatives, the benefit of life 
assurance. For that purpose, he shall, by a writing, signed by him and attested 
by a witness, and either endorsed or attached to, or identifying his certificate by 
its number or otherwise, direct the payment of the benefit under said certificate to 
any person or persons whom he may name. Such writing, together with the cer- 
tificate, shall be forwarded to the Secretary, whereupon a new certificate shall be 
issued payable to such beneficiaries as he shall have named. 

II. Add new section : — If the beneficiary or beneficiaries under a certifidate be 
the wife and children of the member, or some one of them, the certificate is deem- 
ed a trust in their favor, and so long as any object of the trust remains the mem- 
ber cannot divert it away from such object, except so far as he may transfer or 
vary it within such class. If the beneficiary be the mother of the member the cer- 
tificate is also a trust for her and is no longer under the member's control. 

III. Add new section :— No certificate shall be assigned to others as collatera 
security for debt, nor shall the beneficiary or beneficaries be changed except in the 
manner provided for in this Constitution. 

IV. Add new section : — In case a certificate shall have been issued but not 
received by a member prior to his death, or in case proceedings for^ a change of 
beneficiary as herein provided have not been completed, the Association shall pay 
the benefit to the beneficiary named in the application for membership originally 
made by the deceased brother, provided such member has complied witi| the laws 
of the Association. 

ARTICLE XVI. 

I. Add as Section 2, page 9 : — If death or injury be directly or indirectly 
caused by or due to any unlawful or foolhardy undertaking, in which a member 
shall engage or participate, or to any immoral conduct or intemperance of which 
he shall be guilty, no benefit whatever shall be paid by the Association therefor. 

ARTICLE III. (BY-LAWS.) 

I. Amend Section 1 as follows :— The Secretary shall send by mail to th e 
post office address of each member, before each assessment is due, a notice giving 



1893] ODD-FELLOWS' relief association. lxxxvii. 



the names of the deceased members, the name and number of the lodge to which 
each belonged, and the amount due by each member to whom said notice shall be 
sent, or the Secretary may employ a suitable person, an Odd-Fellow and a mem- 
ber of the Association, in each town or city where the members reside, who shall 
act for the Secretary in serving such notices, either personally or by mail, but the 
giving of such notice shall not be construed as a condition precedent to the pay- 
ment of any of the ordinary assessments, nor shall it be obligatory on the Associa- 
tion to give such notice, but the same shall be intended as a reminder to the mem- 
bers, who shall, however, whether in receipt of such notice or not, pay their assess- 
ments on the dates prescribed in the Constitution ; and any member failing to pay 
such assessment shall forfeit his membership in the Association and all benefits 
therefrom. Provided that any member may deposit with the Secretary any 
amount he may deem proper, which amount shall be placed to his credit to meet 
future assessments. 

II. Substitute for Section 2, page 13, the following: — A member of the As- 
sociation who has forfeited his standing therein, and wishes to be reinstated, shall 
make application in writing in the following form : 

To the Directors'of the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada : 

" I, the undersigned, formerly a member of this Association, having forfeited 
my membership by non-payment of assessments, hereby make application for re- 
instatement, in accordance with the laws of the Association. I hereby bind 
myself and my beneficiaries to the terms of the agreement made in my original 
application . " 



Applicant's Signature. 

He shall also pay the full amount of his arrears on all assessments made before 
the date of forfeiture, together with the amount of all assessments due since said 
date, said amounts to accompany his application for reinstatement, and shall fur- 
nish a physician's certificate on the form prescribed for persons on original appli- 
cation for membership as to his health and fitness, which certificate must be ap- 
proved by the Medical Referee, the same as upon original application. If such 
applicant shall have passed the age of fifty-five years, and three months elapsed 
since forfeiture, he cannot be reinstated unless his application be approved by the 
Board of Directors or a maiority of them. 

III. Substitute for Section 3 : — The first assessment payable by any member 
of the Association shall be that falling due next after such member shall have been 
registered on the books of the Association. 

IV. Add as Clause 3 : — If a member dies before the date on which an assess- 
ment is due, such assessment shall nevertheless be payable upon his certificate, 
and payment thereof must in all cases be made before the Association shall pro- 
ceed to a settlement of the death claim. 

V. Add as Clause 4 : — Whenever there are no available funds to pay the 
benefits due by the Association the Directors shall order a special assessment to be 
made by the Secretary, which shall be paid by each member to the Secretary with- 
in thirty days from the date of the call. Such extra assessment shall be refunded 
tothe members paying the same as soon as the funds of the Association will per- 
mit, by the Directors remitting their ordinary assessments until the extra sums 
paid by them are fully repaid. 

AKTICLE IV. 

I. Add new section as follows :— A member may withdraw from the Associa- 
tion at any time by giving notice to the Secretary and paying all assessments to 
date, and such notice of withdrawal shall be a bar to any action which may be 
taken subsequently in respect to the certificate or any claim arising in connection 
therewith. 



lxxxviii. appendix. T1893 



ARTICLE VI. 

I. Omit last clause, Section 1, and add : — But the standing of the holder 
thereof shall not be affected by the existence or non-existence of such certificate, 
or by the failure of the member to produce the same when required. The books 
of the Association, with entries therein, and the application for the certificate 
bearing the applicant's signature, shall be sufficient evidence of his membership, 
and of the issue of his certificate. 

II. Add new section, page 13 : — If a member, whose certificate has been 
cancelled for any cause, desires again to become a member of the Association, he 
shall surrender his former certificate, or furnish a statutory declaration as to its 
loss, and make application for a new certificate in the manner and form prescribed 
in this Constitution. 

III. Add new section, page 13 : — If it shall appear that a member has made 
a mistake in giving his age at the time of admission he shall make a written state- 
ment of the facts to the Association. The Directors, if satisfied that no fraud 
was intended, may recommend that the age and assessment of the member be cor- 
rected. The written statement of the member shall be retained by the Secretary, 
who shall make the correction in accordance with the facts. The member shall be 
assessed at his correct age from and after the date of receipt by the Secretary of 
his notice of error, provided he shall not have been ineligible on account of age at 
the time of admission ; and, if at the time of admission he reported his age as less 
than it actually was, he shall pay the difference between what he has paid and the 
amount that would have been payable by him from the time of admission up to 
the date of making correction, if he had been assessed at his correct age. 

COMMENTS ON THE CHANGES. 

Some of the amendments have been suggested by the experi- 
ence of the last year, and it is proposed to make the law more 
workable, more practicable and more in harmony with the law 
of the land. There are a few points, however, which require 
explanation. 

Section i, of Article VI. of the Constitution limits the age 
of applicants to 45 years. The rating of members over that is 
very low, and it is thought to be better that there should be a 
limit in the age than an alteration in the assessments, especially 
so as this is a departure upon which other orders have recently 
decided. 

Article VII. is not vitally changed. The idea is simply to 
make clear the procedure of members in increasing or decreas- 
ing their benefits. 

Article IX. provides for the payment of assessments on fixed 
dates, in accordance with the recent vote of the members. 

Article XIII. is a change similarly authorized by the vote of 
the Association. 

Article XV. makes more definite the regulations of the 
Association touching the change of a beneficiary, the assignment 
of a trust, and the loss of a certificate. 



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ODD-FELLOWS RELIEF ASSOCIATION. 



XXXIX. 



Article XVI. makes a provision which is considered wise 
and in harmony with the law of other benevolent orders on this 
point. 

Article III. of the By-laws is amended so as to be in unison 
with Article IX. of the Constitution in its altered form. It also 
gives a more concise direction concerning arrearages and rein- 
statements, and suggests a protection in the event of epidemics, 
provided by other societies, and not resorted to as a rule. 

Article IV. of the By-laws guards the Association against 
claims on behalf of former members who have withdrawn from 
membership. 

Article VI. of the By-laws has been remodelled to meet 
exigencies such as have arisen in the past experience of the 
Association. 

The form of certificate, in blank, should be embodied in the 
Constitution as Article XIX. 



CHANGE OF RATING. 

If the change of bi-monthly assessments be decided upon the 
rating of present members will be based upon the amounts they 
have paid annually during the last three years, namely, the pro- 
duct of seven Mortuary Calls and the Annual Call, divided by 
six. The bi-monthly rating of new members will be : — 



Age. 


$500. 


$1,000. 


$1,500. 


$2,000. 


Age. 


$500. 


$1,000. 


$1,500. 


$2,000. 


21.. 


..$ 73. 


..$1 45. 


. ..$2 09. 


..$2 73 


36... 


$ 85. 


..$1 71. 


..$2 48. 


..$3 25 


22.. 


.. 73. 


... 1 46. 


... 2 10. 


. . 2 75 


37... 


86. 


. .. 1 73. 


... 2 51. 


. . 3 29 


23.. 


74. 


. . . 1 47 . 


... 2 12. 


. . 2 78 


38... 


87. 


... 1 75. 


...2 55. 


. . 3 34 


24.. 


74. 


... 1 49. 


... 2 15. 


. . 2 80 


39.. 


89. 


. . . 1 78 . 


... 2 59. 


.. 3 39 


25 


.. 75. 


... 1 50. 


... 2 16. 


.. 2 82 


40... 


91. 


. . . 1 82 


.. 2 65. 


. 3 47 


26.. 


75. 


... 1 51. 


... 2 18. 


.. 2 85 


41... 


92. 


... 1 85. 


... 2 69. 


. . 3 53 


27.. 


.. 76 


..1 52. 


. .. 2 20. 


.. 2 87 


42... 


94. 


. . . 1 88 


... 2 74. 


.. 3 60 


28.. 


.. 76. 


. . 1 53. 


... 2 21. 


. . 2 90 


43... 


. 96. 


... 1 92. 


... 2 80. 


.. 3 67 


29.. 


.. 77. 


. .. 1 55. 


... 2 23. 


.. 2 92 


44... 


99. 


... 1 98. 


... 2 88. 


. . 3 79 


30.. 


78. 


. . . 1 57 . 


... 2 27. 


. . 2 97 


45... 


. 1 02. 


... 2 03. 


... 2 97. 


.. 3 90 


31.. 


.. 79. 


. . . 1 59 . 


. . 2 30. 


. . 3 01 


46... 


. 1 05. 


... 2 10. 


... 3 07. 


.. 4 04 


32.. 


.. 80. 


. .. 1 61. 


... 2 33. 


. . 3 06 


47... 


. 1 10. 


. .. 2 20. 


. . . 3 21. 


.. 4 22 


33.. 


82. 


. . . 1 64 . 


... 2 37. 


.. 3 11 


48... 


. 1 15. 


... 2 31. 


... 3 39. 


.. 4 46 


34.. 


.. 83. 


... 1 66. 


.. 2 40. 


.. 3 15 


49... 


. 1 23. 


. .. 2 46. 


... 3 61. 


.. 4 76 


35.. 


84. 


... 1 68. 


... 2 44. 


. . 3 19 


















WORK OF T] 


^E AC 


iENTS. 









The Association has reason to congratulate its agents upon 
the excellence of their work. Most of them are active and ener- 
getic men, and in pursuance of the instructions given to them 
have been bringing a large number of the initiates of the order 
into our membership. 



XC. APPENDIX. [1893 



In the oversight of the agencies, the Superintendent, Bro. 
A. H. Blackeby, has done good service, and his labours in the 
past year are a further evidence of the necessity of such an 
official. He has been available when new Lodges have been 
organized, and has thus been instrumental in leading many 
members into this auxiliary. In addition, he has visited the 
Lodges where agencies have not been, and established them, 
and visited other Lodges and put new life into the work which 
has been conducted in our behalf. His report shows the extent 
of his travels, and yet it does not emphasize the value of his 
services to the Association. Active as he is, however, he can- 
not cover the territory which the Association assumes to occupy, 
and therefore I have urged the Directors to take into considera- 
tion the question of giving him assistance so far as the outlying 
provinces are concerned. 

THE SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS. 

All claims against the Association are paid as soon as they 
mature if the papers are complete. The beneficiaries, or those 
acting in their behalf, are put to as little trouble as possible, and, 
as a rule, there has been no delay in settling the details. The 
instructions to agents are quite concise, and when they are fol- 
lowed correctly the claim is settled very often at once, the record 
coming in by the one mail and the draft in payment of the 
benefit going out by the next. 

On June 28th Bro. W. Hault of Ingersoll died, but the fact 
was not reported to me until July 4th, when the statistical record 
of 189293 had been closed. It does not, therefore, appear in 
the financial calculations, nor does it particularly affect the 
same. The incident, it is to be hoped, will stimulate the agents 
to notify the head office promptly of every circumstance which 
affects the business of the Association. The members desire 
the officers to be prompt in all they undertake, and they in turn 
are dependant upon the members and agents for the removal of 
all hindrances to progressive service. 

REVISING THE RECORDS. 

During the last year new books have been procured, and the 
clerical work of several years has been revised and consolidated 
for statistical and financial purposes. The new insurance law 
has added to the labour of the staff, the Government fiscal year 
closing on Dec. 31st, while that of the Association ends on June 
30th. But the statistical records are now complete, and the 
reference of the Auditors thereto is quite gratifying. 



1893] 



ODD-FELLOWS RELIEF ASSOCIATION. 



XC1. 



THE MAILING DEPARTMENT. 

An accurate register is kept of all the matter mailed from the 
office. The summary below will not be understood without this 
explanation — that the postals embrace the receipts and single 
assessments ; the letters, the assessments to agents, notices of 
arrears, certificates to members and correspondence ; the sup- 
plies, the parcels, lithographs and circulars to agents : 



July 

August 

September. 
October. . . 
November 
December 
January . . 
February . 
March. . . . 

April 

May 

June 

Total.. 



Post Cards, 


Letters. 


Circulars, Lithos, 


Receipts. Certificates, &c. 


and Packages. 


565 


348 


707 


638 


473 


44 


920 


609 


434 


1,140 


522 


108 


294 


456 


114 


861 


735 


146 


640 


421 


114 


765 


562 


124 


1,028 


498 


293 


946 


905 


366 


731 


439 


42 


1,055 


779 


1,255 


9,587 


6,747 


3,747 


CONCLUSION. 





My intercourse with the directors, the agents and members 
of the Association has been of the pleasantest character. The 
business has been well organized, and having now the support 
and encouragement of the Order its future is promising of in- 
creased prosperity. 

Very Fraternally, 

R. MEEK. 
Kingston, July n, 1893. 



STATISTICS FOR THE YEAR ENDING 3 oth JUNE, 1893 



Membership. 

Membership on 30th June, 1892 5,603 

Less Applications for Increases not previously deducted. . . 27 



Applications received during the year 1,225 

Less. 

Applications rejected 54 

Dead 35 

Lapsed 178 

Withdrawn 19 

Applications for Increases (not affecting membership) . . 32 318 

Net increase 



Total Membership, 30th June, 1893 



5,576 



907 



6,48o 



XC11. 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



Insurance. 

Insurance in force 30th June, 1892, as revised per Gov't Returns $7,681,000 00 

Amount for which new Certificates issued $1,483,000 00 

Amount of increases during year 17,500 00 

$1,500,500 00 
Less. 

Death Claims Matured $ 45.000 00 

Lapsed and Withdrawn 261,500 00 

306,500 00 

Net increase during the year 1,194,000 00 

Total Insurance in force on 30th June, 1893 $8,875,000 00 

Assessment. 

Amount of Assessment 30th June, 1892 $9,383 46 

Increase, per call 1,487 76 

Net amount of Assessment 30th June, 1893 $10,871 22 

General Summary. 



Date. 


Membership. 


Insurance. 


Assessment. 


Average Age. 


June 30, 1892 

Increase for year 


5.576 
907 


$7,681,000 00 
1,194,000 00 

$8,875,000 00 


$ 9,383 46 
1,487 76 


37.5 

28.67 


Total, July 1, 1893.. 


6,483 


$10,871 22 


36.48 



Facts for the Benepiotaries. 
In connection with the deaths during the year these figures will prove 
interesting : 

Average age of deceased members, 44.5 years. 
Insurance on the same, $15,000.00. 
Death rate for year, 5.37 per 1,000. 

Membership and Deaths since Organization. 















Death Rate 


Average 
Death Kate 




Fiscal Period. 




Gross 
Membership 


Deaths. 


Net 
Membership 


per 1,000 per 

annum each 

period. 


per i.oooper 

annum each 

period. 


12 mos. 


ending June 30, '75 


364 




364 






(C 


t l H 


" '76 


813 


3 


810 


3.69 


2.55 


(( 


i I Ct 


' '77 


885 


7 


1 878 


7.91 


4.85 


(« 


(( " 


" 78 


854 


5 


849 


5.85 


5.14 


M 


(( (( 


" '79 


832 


4 


828 


4.81 


5.07 


18 mos. 


Dec. 1 


SI, '80 


984 


10 


974 


6.78 


6.13 


12 mos. 


" " 


" '81 


1,040 


6 


1,034 


5.77 


6.06 


" 


" *' 


' '82 


1,193 


11 


1,182 


9.22 


6.60 


" 


c( t< 


' '83 


1,494 


7 


1,487 


4.68 


6.27 


" 


" " 


« > 84 


1,875 


7 


1,869 


3.73 


5.81 


»« 


" " 


' '85 


2,203 


16 


2,187 


7.26 


6.06 


<( 


t« (< 


1 '86 


2,418 


10 


2,408 


4.14 


5.75 


<< 


" " 


' '87 


2,641 


18 


2,623 


6.82 


5.91 


(< 


a a 


' '88 


2,848 


19 


2,829 


6.07 


6.02 


•« 


" " 


' '89 


3,099 


25 


3,074 


8.07 


6.29 


11 


(< < ( < 


■ '90 


4 036 


27 


4,009 


6.69 


6.35 


« 


(( tc 


" '91 


f 5,135 


33 


5,102 


6.43 


6.36 


6 mos. 


" June 


*0, '92 


5,625 


22 


5,603 


*3.91 


6.00 


12 mos. 


(< it 


« '93 


6,518 


35 


6,483 


5.37 


5.97 



*For 6 mos. 



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xciv. APPENDIX. [1893 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL AGENT. 



To the Board of Directors of the 0. F. R. A. of Canada : 

Brethren, — My last Annual Report was written at Virden, 
Man. I was then on my way east after visiting most of the 
Lodges in Manitoba and the N. W. T. Since then these places 
have been visited by me in the order named : — Portage la Prairie, 
Rat Portage, Port Arthur, Fort William, Hillsburg, Port Bur- 
well, Kerwood, Farnham, Montreal, Huntingdon, Wakefield, 
Ottawa, Owen Sound, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, North Bay, 
Huntsville, Thomasburg, Guelph, St. Mary's, Thedford, Kincar- 
dine, Tiverton, Ripley, Exeter, Paris, London, Lucknow, An- 
caster, Strathroy, Ridgetown, Rodney, Windsor, Amherstburg, 
Ruthven, Leamington, Merlin, Welland, Port Coiborne, Inter- 
national Bridge, Waterloo, Berlin, Fergus, Preston, Guelph, 
Oshawa, Toronto, Morwood, Chesterville, Listowel, Millbank, 
Milverton, Hanover, Woodstock, Lucan, Granton, Ilderton, 
Beaverton, West Toronto, Paisley, Clifford, Georgetown, Allis- 
ton, Tottenham, Bothwell, Thamesville, Newbury, Oakville, 
Ottawa, Manotick, Lindsay, Cobourg, Manilla, Uxbridge, Lon- 
don East, Parham, Pontypool, Ancaster, Hamilton, Aurora, 
Stayner, Parry Sound, Orangeville, Chesley, Brantford, Wing- 
ham, Brucefield, Camlachie, Thedford, Sarnia, Wallaceburg, 
Dresden, Petrolia, Oil Springs, Ailsa Craig, Paris, Ingersoll, 
Hamburg, Sutton, Whitevale, Durham, Seaforth and Goderich. 

I was also present at the meetings of the Grand Lodges of 
Ontario and Quebec and the Grand Encampment of Ontario. 

Thirty-one new agents were appointed and changes were 
made in twelve of the old agencies. 

In a few of the places visited in Ontario the Lodges were not 
using the medical examination forms provided by the Grand 
Lodge. In each case the attention of the members was drawn 
to the fact that this was a violation of the Constitution, and 
usually the Secretary was at once instructed to write for a sup- 

There are but few Lodges now in Ontario in which the Asso- 
ciation has not secured a foothold. In a portion of these few it 
will be necessary to infuse new life into the Lodge before the 
Association can hope to do anything. They are, for the most 
part, Lodges located in small country places and are slowly 
retrograding. There are, in these villages, more societies than 
can find material to work upon, and the very fact that the Odd 



1893] ODD-FELLOWS' RELIEF ASSOCIATION. XCV. 



Fellows' Lodges have not taken up the insurance branch mili- 
tates against their success. Other Lodges, in places no larger, 
are alive and prosperous because their members are insured in 
our Association, and they use our economical form of insurance 
as an inducement to candidates to become members of the I.O. 
O.F. 

In the case of all the new Lodges started during the year a 
very considerable proportion of the members have taken out 
certificates of insurance in our Association. 

The local agents have been very watchful in looking after 
the interests of the Association in nearly all cases. In the few 
instances where it was found they were not doing so new agents 
were appointed. v 

At some points the agents pointed out to me that the five- 
cent registration fee was a continual source of annoyance to 
them. In revising the ratings, in case a revision is made, it 
would perhaps be as well to include this fee in the assessment 
and pay the agents a small additional commission in lieu thereof. 

As usual, my relations with the various Grand Bodies, and 
Grand Officers with which and with whom I have been brought 
into contact during the year have been of the most agreeable 
and fraternal character. 

Trusting that the year into which we have now entered may 
be for the Association even more prosperous than the one 
through which we have just passed, 



I am, Yours Fraternally, 

A. H. BLACKEBY. 



Galt, July 3rd, 1893. 



TREASURER'S STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
FOR YEAR ENDING 30th JUNE, 1893. 

Receipts. 

Frontenac Loan and Investment Society : 

Balance of Current Account on 30th June, 1892 $153 86 

Admission Fees : 

Gross receipts during year ending 30th June, 1893 $ 2,715 50 

Deduct Commission to Agent3 1,497 36 

1,218 14 

Annual Call : 

Gross receipts on account thereof, including balance on 

30th June, 1892 $ 5,785 10 

Deduct Commission to Agents 316 34 

5,468 76 



vi. APPENDIX. [1893 



Assessments : 

Gross receipts on account thereof, including balance on 

30th June, 1892 ...$67,364 84 

Deduct Commission to Agents 3,742 05 

63,622 79 

Fees : 

Amount received for Changed Certificates 52 00 

Interest from all Sources, Viz. : 

Debentures $ 1,029 57 

Special Deposits. . .... 300.11 

Current Bank Account 125 03 

1,454 71 

Toronto General Trusts Co. : 

Received in the matter of Southwell Estate 500 00 

Freehold Loan and Savings Co. : 

Received amount of Debentures matured 15,000 00 



$87,470 26 

Disbursements. 
Beneficiaries, viz. : 

Claims which were unadjusted on 30th June, 1892 : 

Hattie Hipkiss, Toronto 2,000 00 

Annie C. McNab, St. Thomas 2,000 00 

Margaret Jane Williams, Lindsay 1,500 00 

Estate of T. Price, Arnprior 1,000 00 

Estate of G. R. Reid, Petrolia 1,000 00 



Adjusted Claims pertaining to year ending 30th June, 1893 : 

Mary Hardy, Tweed 1,000 00 

Ella Rosamond Henderson. Kingston 1,500 00 

Ly dia G. Fletcher, Waterville, N. B 1,500 00 

Executor of Estate of C. N. Ridley, Belleville 1,500 00 

Eliza J. Sudworth, Ingersoll 1,100 00 

Mary Ann Taylor, Halifax, N.S 1,000 00 

Mary Ann Waterman, Ayr 1,000 00 

Annie Sutherland, Mount Brvdges 2,0X) 00 

Elizabeth Ann Ross, New Glasgow, N.S 1,5)0 00 

Rachel Hopperton, St. Thomas 2,000 00 

Almira J. McKenzie, Hamilton 1,000 00 

Ann Humphrey, Stratford 1,000 00 

Janet A nderson, Wallaceburg 1,500 00 

Eliza J. Thompson, Whitby 1,000 00 

Amelia A. Disher, St. Thomas 1,500 00 

Jane Brown, Fredericton, N.B 1,000 00 

C. Matilda McKerracher, Lanark 1,000 00 

Executors of Alexender Murphy, Chatham 1,000 00 

Hiram Edgett, Moncton, N.B 1,000 00 

Elizabeth A. Caldbeck, Toronto 1,000 00 

Guardians of Estate of O. Hewat, Stirling 1,000 00 

Executors of A. M. Wilson, Fish Creek 1,000 00 

Administrators of C. S. Male, Oshawa 1,000 00 

Executors of W. J. Wilson, Kingston 1,000 00 

Caroline Shaver, Blenheim 1,500 00 

Helena E. Greet, Kingston L, 000 00 

Annie Fleming, Trenton 2,000 00 

Sarah Jane Hutchinson, Brantford 1,500 00 

Emily Cumming, Minnedosa, Man 1,000 00 

Ellen Stockford, Harrow, Ont 2,000 00 



7,500 00 



38,100 00 



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Disability Claims : 

Abednego Bard well, Guelph $500 00 

James M. Gordon, Beaverton 500 00 

Expenses : 

Directors 

Office rent 

Fuel for office 

Printing and Advertising 

Books, Stationary and Binding 

Auditors, six months ending 30th June, 1892 

Travelling expenses, Superintendent of Agencies 

North-West Agency, expenses 

Quebec Agency, expenses 

Ontario Agency, expenses 

Postage Exchange, Telegrams, &c 

Annual Meeting, expenses 

Medical Examinations of Applications 

Law Expenses 

Fraternal Association, membership fee 

" " delegate's expenses 

Registration under Insurance Law 

Duplicate of Insurance Registration 

Extra work in Secretary's office 

Caretaker of office 

Fitting up office 

Post Office Box Rent 

Premium on Bonds 

Telephone Rent 

Water and Gas for Office 

City Directory 

Insurance of Office Furniture 

Rubber Stamp 

Provincial Grand Lodges, Registration 

Sovereign Grand Lodges, Registration and Duplicate . . 
Incidentals 

Salaries : 

R. Meek, Secretary 

F. R. Sargent, Registrar 

D . F . Lloyd, retired, balance of salary 

K. Abraham, Clerk 

D. Callaghan, Treasurer 

A. H. Blackeby, Superintendent of Agencies 



80 00 


132 88 


39 00 


503 10 


115 06 


40 00 


800 00 


26 40 


4 00 


4 75 


469 34 


88 20 


171 75 


38 82 


30 00 


11 50 


25 00 


5 00 


60 00 


36 00 


92 48 


6 00 


25 00 


25 00 


11 70 


2 00 


3 00 


1 25 


4U-00 


14 00 


12 00 


1,200 00 


553 50 


146 50 


250 00 


200 00 


900 00 



1,000 00 



2,913 23 



3,250 00 

Office Furniture : 

Desk for Secretary's Office 35 00 

Investments made during the Year : 

Freehold Loan and Savings Company 1,000 00 

Western Canada Loan and Savings Company 11,000 00 

London and Canadian Loan and Agency Company 1,000 00 

Huron and Erie Loan and Savings Company 5,000 00 

Imperial Loan and Investment Company 4,000 00 

British Canadian Loan and Investment Company 3,000 00 

Bank of Montreal ." 4,000 00 

Merchants' Bank of Canada 1,000 00 



30,000 00 

Balance, Current account, Frontenac Loan and Investment Society. . .. 4,672 03 
Certified correct. $87,470 26 

A. T. Smith, ). ,., 
JoHNNicoLLE,} Audltors ' 
Kingston, July 10th, 1893. 



XCVI11. 



APPENDIX. [189S 



TREASURER'S STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES FOR 
YEAR ENDING 30th JUNE, 1893. 

Assets. 

Annual Call $ 492 95 

Assessments 10,090 45 

Office Fukniture 326 80 

Frontenac Loan and Investment Society, current account 4,672 03 

Investments, Viz. : 
Debentures : 

Freehold Loan and Savings Co., Toronto $ 1,000 00 

Western Canada Loan and Savings Co., Toronto 11,000 00 

London and Canadian Loan and Agency Co., Toronto 1,000 00 

Huron and Erie Loan and Savings Co., London 5,000 00 

Imperial Loan and Investment Co., Toronto 4,000 00 

British Canadian Loan and Investment Co., Toronto 3,000 00 



25,000 00 



Special Deposits : 

Bank of Montreal 10,000 00 

Merchants' Bank of Canada 5,000 00 



15,000 00 



$55,582 23 

Liabilities. 
Liabilities to the Association. 
Permanent Fund : 

Amount on 30th June, 1892 2,233 30 

Surplus from Revenue and Expenditure 23,348 93 



25,582 23 
Transferred to Reserve Fund 16,467 07 



Reserve Fund : 

Amount on 30th June, 1892 25,000 00 

Transfer from Permanent Fund 16,467 07 



9,115 16 



41,467 07 



Liabilities to Beneficiaries. 

Unadjusted Claims, Admitted, but Awaiting 
Proofs of Death, viz : 

H. Meyer, Preston, died 13th May, 1893 1,000 00 

A. D. White, Charlottetown, P.E.I., died 13th June 

1893 1,500 00 

J. Schneider, Chatham, died 16th June, 1893 1,500 00 

T. Hayes, Guelph, died 21st June, 1893 1,000 00 



5,000 00 
$55,582 23 



Certified correct. 



A. T.Smith, \ Auditors . 



John Nicolle 
July 10th, 1893. 



1893] 



ODD-FELLOWS RELIEF ASSOCIATION. 



XC1X. 



TREASURER'S STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 
FOR YEAR ENDING 30th JUNE, 1893. 



Revenue. 



Admission Fees 

Annual Call, gross receipts $ 5,785 10 

Deduct amount belonging to last year 81 27 



Annual Call, unpaid but collectible 
Deduct estimated commission. . . 



524 40 
31 45 



Assessments, gross receipts 67,364 84 

Deduct amount belonging to last year 8,706 37 



Assessments, unpaid but collectible 10,696 87 

Deduct estimated commission 606 42 



.$ 2,715 50 
5,703 83 
492 95 
58,658 47 



Fees 

Interest. 



10,090 45 

52 00 

1,454 71 

$79,167 91 

Expenditure. 

Expenses $2,913 23 

Salaries 3,250 00 

Commission to Agents 5,555 75 

Disability Claims 1,000 00 

Death Claims, pertaining to year ending 30th June, 1893, adjusted and 

paid 38,100 00 

Unadjusted Claims 5,000 00 

Surplus over Expenditure, for year ending 30th June, 1893 23,348 93 



$79,167 91 



Certified correct. 

A. T. Smith, 
John Nicolle, 
July 10th, 1893. 



D. CALLAGHAN, 

Treasurer, 



Auditors. 



THE AUDITOR'S REPORT. 



To the President, Directors and Members of the Odd Fellows' Relief 
Association of Canada : 

Brethren, — We beg to report that we have completed the 
audit of the Association's books for the year ending June 30th, 
1893. 

We have made a careful examination of all vouchers for 
moneys received by your Secretary from all sources, and have 
compared the same with the original entries in his books and 
find them correct. 



C. APPENDIX. [1893 



The changed certificates, releases of claims, &c, have also 
been carefully examined, and we take pleasure in certifying to 
their correctness in every particular. 

We have also examined the various books kept for statistical 
purposes, and we consider that it would be difficult to devise a 
more complete record of the work done by the Association. 

We have also examined the books of account of your Treas- 
urer, and find them to correspond with those of your Secretary. 
All moneys received by the Treasurer have been promptly de- 
posited in the Bank to the credit of the Association. Vouchers 
were presented for our inspection for all payments made and 
found correct. The balance of cash on deposit, as shown by 
the books and statements of the Treasurer, corresponds with the 
certificate of the Manager of the Frontenac Loan and Invest- 
ment Society, appended hereto. 

The statements submitted herewith are correct abstracts 
from the books of the Treasurer. 

We have carefully examined the securities for all permanent 
investments made by the Association of its Reserve Fund, and 
found them perfectly correct. 

We congratulate the Association on the favourable terms 
which have been secured, and the substantial additions to the 
Reserve Fund which have been made during the year, and beg 
to express our admiration of the methodical and efficient system 
of book-keeping, and to congratulate the Association upon hav- 
ing secured such an efficient staff of officers. 

All of which is respecefully submitted. 



A. T. SMITH, { A ,., 

JOHN NICOLLE, y 



Kingston, July nth, 1893. 



Frontenac Loan and Investment Society, 

Kingston, July nth, 1893. 

I hereby certify that the balance on deposit at the credit of 
the Odd Fellows' Relief Association at the close of 30th June, 
1893, was $4*672.03, as shown by the books of the Frontenac 
Loan and Investment Society on that date. 

THOMAS BRIGGS, Manager. 



1893] 



ODD-FELLOWS RELIEF ASSOCIATION. CI. 



REPORT ON THE SECURITIES. 



Kingston, July ioth, 1893. 

The following are the Securities for investments in the name 

of the Odd-Fellows' Relief Association : — 

Co. 

1894 $1,000 00 

1894 1,000 00 

1895 1,000 00 

1895 1,000 00 

1896 1,000 00 

1896 LOCO 00 

1897 1,000 00 

1897 1,000 00 

1898 1,000 00 

1898 1,000 00 

3898 1,000 00 



Western 


Canada Loan 


and Savings 


Debenture No. 1364, 


expires July, 




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No. 1366, 


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No. 1367, 


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No. 1370, 


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No. 1371, 


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Imperial Loan and Investment Co. of Canada. 

Debenture No. 117, expires Jan., 1898 $1,000 00 

No. 118, •« " 1898 1,000 00 

No. 119, " " 1898 1,000 00 

No. 120, " " 1898 1,000 00 



Huron and Erie Loan and Savings Co. 

Debenture No. 6361, expires Jan., 1898 $1,000 00 

No. 6362, " " 1898 1,000 00 

" No. 6363, " ' ' 1898 1,000 00 

No. 6364, " " 1898 1,000 00 

No. 6365, " " 1898 1,000 00 

British Canadian Loan and Investment Co. 

Debenture No. C 124, expires Jan., 1898 $1,000 00 

No. C 125, " " 1898. 1,000 00 

No. C 126, " " 1898 1,000 00 



London and Canadian Loan and Agency Co. 

Debenture No. 0319, expires Jan., 1898 $1,000 00 



Freehold Loan and Savings Co. 

Debenture No. 769, expires Jan., 1898 $1,000 00 



Bank op Montreal Deposit Receipts. 

No. 91425, 3| per cent $1,000 00 

No. 91426, 34 " 1,000 00 

No. 91427, U " 1,000 00 

No. 91428, 3| " 2,000 00 

No. 91429, 3j " 5,000 00 

Merchants' Bank of Canada Deposit Receipts. 

No. 00856, 3i per cent $1,000 00 

No. 00857, 34 " 1,000 00 

No. 00858, 3* " 1,000 00 

No. 00859, 3| " 1,000 00 

No. 00860, 34 " 1,000 00 



$11,000 00 
4,000 00 

5,000 00 

3,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 

10,000 00 

5,000 00 
$40,000 00 



A.T.SMITH, ), ,, 
JOHN NICOLLE, f A « d ^ors. 



cii. appendix. [1893 



EVENING SESSION. 



At 8 o'clock in the evening the Association resumed business, 
and with a large attendance of members. 

Dr. Fowler, on taking the chair and calling the meeting to 
order, said : — 

It affords me abundant satisfaction and a great deal of pleasure to preside 
here, more especially when I contrast the small beginning of the Association, 
nearly twenty years ago, with the magnificent showing which we have to-day. 
Then a few earnest, courageous Odd Fellows in Kingston founded the institution, 
and their confidence in it has been justified by the great increase in its member- 
ship. Then its membership was almost entirely confined to the Odd Fellows 
resident in Kingston and its vicinity, and they were counted by tens ; now the 
members are to be counted by thousands, and they are to be found in every pro- 
vince of the Dominion, and in far distant lands. We find, too, in regard to other 
considerations, that the confidence of the originators of the Association has been 
fully sustained in its successful operations. This is exemplified in its finances. 
Formerly there was not a reserve fund, and as the claims upon its funds were 
presented the calls or assessments were made. Now there is a good reserve, which 
is rapidly being increased, and the presence of it is a guarantee of stability and of 
protection against the burdens an epidemic and a sudden increase of mortality 
among the members might entail. Then the confidence of the Order in the Asso- 
ciation is made manifest by the attendance of members here this evening, and of 
the presence of the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the Grand Secre- 
tary of Ontario, and other leading Odd Fellows. These show their sympathy with 
the work of the Association, their unbounded confidence in it, and their satisfac- 
tion with the progress it has made. We have here to-day many keen business 
men, whose examination into the financial affairs of the Association assures them 
and us that it is in a sound condition, that its business is conducted upon correct 
principles. It is not necessary for me to detain you by making further _ remarks. 
I thank you for your presence, and trust that your interest in the Association, in 
its work, growth and usefulness, will be increased by the reports and discussions 
that will follow. (Applause.) 

Bro. S. Oberndorffer followed with a reference to the devo- 
tion of Dr. Fowler to the business of the Association. He had 
been very watchful of it from its inception, and a great deal of 
its success was due to him. 

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

Bro. J. Donogh, from the Committee on Finance, presented 
the following report : — 

To the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada : 

Your Committee on Finance beg leave to report as follows on the various 
matters submitted to them for consideration : 

We have carefully examined and checked over the various debentures an 
deposit receipts, which represented the amount invested at the credit of the Reserv 
Fund, and find the same correct, and we also approve of the character of th 
securities in which the investments have been made. 



1893] 



odd-fellows' relief association. cm. 



We have also examined the original certificate of the Manager of the Fron- 
tenac Loan and Investment Society, showing that the balance on deposit at the 
credit of the 0. F. Relief Association at the close of June 30th, 1893, was $4,672.03. 
which corresponds with the cash account of the Secretary and Treasurer. 

We have also been shown the original certificate of the Auditorb and compared 
the same with the published copy. 

We also find that the unpaid claims shown in the Treasurer's Statement under 
the title " Liabilities to Beneficiaries," and amounting to $5,000.00, have since the 
first of July been fully paid off. 

We have carefully and critically examined the books of account and the 
various forms employed in both the Secretary's and the Treasurer's offices, and we 
take pleasure in testifying to the neatness and painstaking accuracy which char- 
acterize the work, and we desire to say further that, viewed from an accountant's 
standpoint, we consider that the state of perfection of systems employed for the 
registration of members, the record of accounts, and the handling and care of the 
moneys received and disbursed, leaves so little room for improvement that we have 
no suggestions to offer on this line. 

We believe it to be justly the due of the Directors and Officers to call the 
attention of the members to the wise caution with which the business of the As- 
sociation has been conducted, and to the fidelity and strict economy with which 
the financial affairs have been managed. 

An examination of the books has shown us the commendable promptness with 
which all claims have been settled. Although not compelled to make payments 
in a shorter time than sixty days the Association has in every case paid a claim 
on the very day on which proofs were completed. Unquestionably this extra 
punctuality shovdd enhance the value of a certificate to every holder. 

The Financial Report is gratifying in the extreme, and every member of the 
Association should have his attention called to the facts presented. The available 
assets of the Association were reported on June 30th, 1892, as being $27,233.30, 
while on June 30th, 1893, they amounted to $55,582.23, an increase of more than 
double in one year. 

The surplus of revenue over expenditure for the past year amounted to 
$23,348.93, and the Reserve Fund has, with rapid strides, reached $41,467.07. 

We would ask the Association to commend in the strongest terms the action 
of the Directors in transferring to the credit of the Reserve Fund $16,467.07. 
Having entered upon this policy it should be continued until this Fund shall have 
reached such an amount as will place the Association beyond the danger of attack 
from either a natural or unexpected increase in the death rate. 

The death rate during the past year has been almost abnormally low, and the 
increase in the issue of new certificates has been very large, and it is during these 
prosperous years that a fund should be accumulated which shall give to every 
certificate-holder a guarantee that carries on its face the stamp of stability. 

The returns called for by the Ontario Government and the Sovereign Grand 
Lodge have very largely increased the duties of the employees of the Association, 
and we learn that during the past year the Secretary has paid out for extra assist- 
ance the small advance in salary made to him by the Directors. 

We recommend that the Secretary be reimbursed for the amount expended by 
him for such clerical assistance. 

We believe that services faithfully rendered by the officers and employees 
should be recognized by the payment of salaries commensurate with the duties re- 
quired, and we recommend that this meeting convey to the Directors an assurance 
of hearty support in any action which thev may take in the direction of suitably 
remunerating the various officers and employees. 

Attention has been called to the fact that the reports of the proceedings o^ 



civ. APPENDIX. [1893 



this Association are only to be found in complete form in one file in the hands of 
the Treasurer. As every year will render more valuable these early records, and 
increase the danger of their loss, we believe it to be necessary that steps be taken 
to obtain a reprint of the entire records up to date. 

We recommend that an appropriation, not to exceed $200, be made for the pur- 
pose of publishing 150 copies of these reports in bound form, and they be sold at 
cost to such members as may desire them. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

John Donogh, Chairman. 

J. B. King. 

J. S. R. McCann. 

J. H. Magill. 

Bro. Donogh moved the adoption of the report, and the 
Grand Secretary seconded it. The motion was carried. 

MEMBERSHIP AND GRAND LODGE RELATIONS. 

Bro. A. T. Smith, from the Committee on Membership and 
Grand Lodge Relations, presented the following report, and on 
his motion, seconded by Rev. Bro. Kines, it was adopted : — 

To the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada : 

Your Committee congratulate the Association on the large percentage of 
young men that have been admitted during the year showing such a low average 
age. 

We feel that this satisfactory state of affairs is owing largely to the friendly 
relations which exist between this Association and the several Grand Lodges, and 
to the faithful, energetic work of the Agents. We earnestly hope that the pres- 
ent relations may be carefully fostered, and that the Agents will be encouraged to 
secure young members as soon as they are initiated into the Order. 

We congratulate the Association for the splendid increase in membership dur - 
ing the year, and we feel assured that as the benefits of membership become better 
known amongst the brethren the increase from year to year will be greater. The 
operations of the Association are very apparent in the iarge amount of insurance 
in force. 

We regret that owing to the injudicious conduct of some Associations that 
have been foisted on the various Grand Lodges, the Sovereign Grand Lodge has, 
in its wisdom, passed very stringent laws in connection with the same. We feel 
that it is somewhat of a hardship for an Association such as ours to be put to the 
expense of extra clerical work, still we feel that in the end all Associations doing 
a legitimate business will benefit by the legislation referred to. 

While we deeply regret that so many of our brethren throughout the country 
have been called away during the year just closed, it is a subject for congratulation 
that the Association has in every case promptly paid all claims, and we feel that 
it is nobly performing the work for which it was instituted. 

We congratulate the Association on the low death rate, showing conclusively 
that careful judgment has been exercised in the selection of desirable risks. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

L. C. Pascoe. Chairman. 
J. R. Boothby. 
W. H. Wallis. 
Jno. Harris. 
A. T. Smith. 



1893] 



ODD-FELLOWS' relief ASSOCIATION. cv. 



AGENCIES AND EXTENSION OF THE WORK. 

Bro. L. Ferguson, from the Committee on Agencies, etc., 
presented the following report : — 

To the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada : 
Your Committee beg leave to submit as follows : — 

1. With reference to the paragraph in the report of the Directors, and also that 
in the report of the Secretary, dealing with the subject of affording increased 
assistance for facilitating the work in the outlying provinces, we would recommend 
that the Directors consider the advisability of appointing two special agents, one 
in the Maritime Provinces and one in the Province of Manitoba. These Special 
Agents to be remunerated by a fixed amount, based on what would be the cost of 
their travelling expenses, and further by a small fee on each accepted application 
received from their respective territories. 

2. In taking up the report of the Superintendent of Agencies we do not see 
how the recommendation of Bro. Blackeby, relating to the registration fee, can 
be carried out in view of the fact that the table of figures sent to members by the 
Secretary was based upon the result of seven mortuary assessments and the an- 
nual call. But in dealing with this matter we recommend that in future on all 

mounts received in payment of assessments from the territory covered by any 
particular agent, the usual six per cent, be allowed such agent. 

3. With regard to the letters submitted we have no remarks to offer. Most 
of them deal with applications for positions as agents, and the Directors are in a 
better position to deal with such offers than this committee. On the correspond- 
ence with the Grand Secretary of British Columbia we commend the action of our 
Secretary and trust that continued efforts will be made to secure the sanction of 
the Grand Lodge of British Columbia to the workings of our Association until the 
desired result is obtained and our Association is recognized as the insurance auxil- 
iary of the order in every province of the Dominion. 

4. It affords us a good deal of pleasure to be able to testify to the valuable 
and efficient work performed during the year by the Superintendent of Agencies. 
His zeal and activity in promoting the interests of the Association are well 
known, and the Association is to be congratulated on having such an active worker 
as Bro. Blackeby enlisted in its service. 



Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 



L. Fekguson, Chairman. 
John Robinson. 
C. R. Cotton. 
George Lee. 



Bro. Ferguson, seconded by Bro. J. A. Young, moved the 
reading of the report clause by clause. — Carried. 

Bro. T. Donnelly, seconded by Bro. Godwin, moved the 
amendment of the first clause by the erasure of the last sentence, 
referring to the manner in which the Special Agents should be 
remunerated. This matter to be dealt with by the Directors. 

The amendment, after some discussion, was carried. 

The remaining clauses were passed, and the report as 
amended was adopted on motion of Bro. Ferguson. 



cvi. APPENDIX. < [1893 



THE QUACKENBUSH CASE. 

Rev. Bro. James Kines, from the Committee on Special 
Questions, presented the following report : — 

To the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada : 

Your Committee on Special Questions beg leave to report as follows : — 

There was referred to us the case of Bro. George Quackenbush. of Carleton 
Place, Ont., who was injured in the discharge of his duties while employed in the 
yard of the C. P. R. as yardman, and from which injuries he subsequently died. 

Believing that his employment as yardman might forfeit his claim on the 
Association he hesitated to send in his last call, and while hesitating the accident 
occurred. 

We learn that the day before he died his name was stricken from the roll as 
a lapsed member, and this, according to our law, destroys his legal claim on this 
Association. 

Yet in view of the following facts, that up to this time he had been a faithful 
member of the Association, paying promptly all calls, that having from extreme 
conscientiousness believed his present occupation nullified his claim, that inasmuch 
as his work was not that of a brakeman but yardman and so did not forfeit said 
claim, and, further, that his brethren in Carleton Place believe that this Associa- 
tion would be justified in granting at least a gratuity to the widow of the deceased, 
your Committee recommend that the sum of $800 be granted to the widow, for 
which consideration she relinquishes all claims, fancied or real, on the said Asso- 
ciation. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

James Kines, Chairman. 

J. R. Beal. 

J. H. Walford. 

Rev. Bro. Kines moved the adoption of the report, seconded 
by Bro. Haydon. 

Moved by J. B. King, seconded by J Oliver, and resolved, — 
That the report of the Committee on Special Questions be re- 
ferred to the Directors, with instructions that they take legal 
advice on the matter, and, if the Association can legally do so, 
effect a compromise with the widow. 

The amendment, after considerable discussion, was carried. 

ROUTINE AND CORRESPONDENCE. 

Bro. J. H. Magill, from the Committee on Routine and Cor- 
respondence, submitted the following report : — 

To the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada : 

We beg leave to report as follows : — 

Relative to changes in the names of Beneficiaries we would recommend that 
the name be definitely stated on taking out the certificate ; that the name be given 



1893] odd-fellows' relief association. cvii. 



in full, and the relationship of the beneficiary to the insured stated ; and that in 
the absence of definite instructions a will be made stating to whom the insured 
desires the benefits to be payable. 

We are glad to learn that the necessary conditions for carrying on the work 
of the Association in harmony with the laws of the land and Order have been fully 
complied with, as is evidenced by the certificates from the Ontario Government 
and the different Grand Lodges now on view in the Secretary's office. 

Inasmuch as the President of the Association is also the medical referee, and 
has been paid by fees, we recommend that the Directors give him an honorarium 
of $300 per annum, in recognition of the most valuable services as President and 
Medical Examiner of Applications. 

Whereas ample information of the state of the finances of the Association, 
through the Sovereign Grand Lodge Statement and the annual statement of this 
Association, reaches the members of this Association, we recommend that the 
quarterly statement hitherto printed be dispensed with. 

All of which is respectfully submitted in F. L. and T. 

J. H. Magill, Chairman. 

A. McFee. 

D. C. Sanderson. 

The report was considered clause by clause, somewhat 
amended, and, on motion of Bro. Magill, seconded by Bro. San- 
derson, adopted as above. 

ASSESSMENTS AND RATINGS. 

Bro. J. A. Young, from the Committee on Assessments and 
Ratings, submitted the following report : — 

To the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada : 

We, your Committee on Assessments and Ratings, beg to submit the following 
amendments to the Constitution : — 

Strike out Sec. 1, and insert : " Applicants for membership shall from the 
date of their acceptance pay assessments according to the following schedule of 
rates and ages :" [As printed in the Secretary's report.] 

There shall be six assessments in each year upon the members of the Associa- 
tion, which assessments shall be due and payable on the 15th day of the following 
months, viz., January, March, May, July, September and November, or on the 
next following day not being a Sunday or statutory holiday, if such 15th day fall 
upon a Sunday or statutory holiday. Each member shall pay his assessments to 
the Secretary of the Association, according to the rating at which he became a 
member, or the rating applicable to any increase or decrease of benefits procured 
by him. 

Amend Art. XIII, Clause XI, to read : " Brakemen or yardmen shall not 
be eligible for membership, but members of the Association on becoming brakemen 
or yardmen shall be transferred to the extra-hazardous class and pay the extra- 
hazardous rate, but on ceasing to be so employed shall, if otherwise qualified, be 
replaced in the ordinary class." 

Amend Clause XII, of the same Article, by striking out the words on fourth 
line, "or as engineers and firemen on railways." 

Add new clause, Number 13 : "Engineers and firemen on railways shall be 
rated in the ordinary class." 

We recommend that the making of assessments on the bi-monthly plan be 
deferred until the beginning of 1894. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Retolved, — That the foregoing be adopted. 

J. A. Young, Chairman. 
R, W. Haydon. 
F. W. Martin. 



cviii. APPENDIX. [1893 



The first three paragraphs of the report were, on motion of 
Bro. Young, adopted as they were read. 

Bro. Kines moved, seconded by Bro. Elliott, that the clause 
relating to engineers and firemen be struck out, and that en- 
gineers and firemen remain in the hazardous class. 

Bro. Young, seconded by Bro. Pascoe, moved the adoption 
of that clause of the report dealing with engineers and firemen. 

Bro. Kines' amendment was lost, and the report, as a whole, 
adopted on motion of Bro. Young. 

LAWS AND AMENDMENTS. 

Bro. J. H. Walford, from the Committee on Laws and 
Amendments, presented the following report : — 

To the Odd Fellows' Belief Association oj Canada : 

Your Committee, to whom was referred the question of the proposed amend- 
ments to the Constitution and By-laws of the Association, beg leave to report : — 

That they approve of the amendments submitted to them, with the exception 
of those numbered I of Article VI and I of Article VII. 

They do not think it in the interest of the Association to lower the age of 
applicants for membership as proposed, but would recommend that, instead, the 
assessments for *he ages proposed to be struck out be increased to amounts more 
in proportion to the risk of carrying the insurance for such ages. 

They also recommend that in place of Sec. 2, Art. IX of the Constitution, 
and Sec. 5, Art. Ill of the By-laws, as in the proposed amendments, the follow- 
ing be substituted : 

" Whenever, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, the interests of the 
Association shall require that an extra assessment be made, the Board shall order 
the same to be made by the Secretary, and such assessment shall be payable by 
each member within thirty days from the date of the call. Such extra assess- 
ment shall be refunded to the members paying the same as soon as in the opinion 
of the Directors the funds of the Association will permit by remitting their ordi- 
nary assessments until the extra sums paid by them are fully repaid." 

They further recommend that clause 2 of Sec. 6 in the proposed amendments 
to the Constitution be adopted with the addition of the following rates : 

From 48 to 49 years $ 500 00 $ 5 00 

1,000 00 10 00 

1,500 00 15 00 

2,000 00 20 00 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. H. Walford. 
P. Acton. 

On motion of Bro. Donogh, seconded by Bro. Oliver, the 
consideration of Clause II of the report was deferred until the 
next annual meeting. — Carried. 

The report, as amended, was adopted, on motion of Bro. 
Walford. 



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ELECTION OF DIRECTORS. 

On motion of Rev. Bro. Kines, the Secretary was directed 
to cast a ballot in favour of Dr. F. Fowler, J. B. Mclver and S. 
Oberndorffer, and they were declared re-elected as Directors for 
the ensuing three years. 

On motion of Bro Godwin, the Secretary was directed to 
cast a ballot in favour of Bros. A. T. Smith and John Nicolle, 
and they were declared re-elected as Auditors of the Association 
for the ensuing year. 

Moved by Rev. Bro. D. C. Sanderson, seconded by Bro. J. 
H. Magill, that the sum of $225 be placed to the credit of the 
Directors as payment for the services of said Directors for the 
ensuing year. — Carried. 

REVISING THE BY-LAWS. 

On motion of Bro. W. Mundell, seconded by Bro. J. B. Mc- 
lver, the following revision in the By-Laws was authorized : — 

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION. 

Art. I, Sec. 2. — Amend last three lines so as to read " at said office or at such 
other place in said City as shall be selected by the Directors." 

Art. II, Sec. 1. — In third line substitute " to make " for " for the purpose of 
making." 

Art. Ill, Sec. 1. — In second line substitute "who shall " for " to." In third 
line strike out " who." In fourth line substitute "shall have been" for "are," 
and insert " shall have " before " qualified." 

Art. IV, Sec. 1.— In second line strike out second "who." Sec. 2, amend 
first four lines to read as follows : " Three Directors shall retire each year and 
three shall be elected at each annual meeting in their stead. Such Directors shall 
serve for a term of three years, or until their successors shall have been elected 
and shall have qualified." Amend last Clause by striking out "Provided that," 
changing "may" to "shall," inserting "or" before "subsequent," and numbering 
in Sec. 3. Sec. 3, to be numbered Sec. 4. Sees. 4, 5 and 6, to be numbered 5, 6 
and 7, and last mentioned Sec. 5 to be amended by changing '• officers, offices and 
proxies," to the singular, interesting " shall " before "during," and substituting 
"his " for " their respective." 

Art. V, Number it VII and put as Art. V present Art. XI. 

Art. VI, Number it VIII and put as Art. VI present Art. XII. Put as Sec. 
3 of new Art. VIII the Sec. numbered 2, Art. VI, in proposed amendments with 
the addition stated in Report of Committee on Laws and Amendments and chang- 
ing " 5 " to " 6 " in the beginning thereof. Sec. 3, Number this 6. Sec. 4, in third 
line, insert "shall be $1.00 and shall" in place of "to." Sec. 5, strike out "of 
the Association " after "referee." 

Art. VII, expunge and replace by present Art. XIII, to be numbered IX, and 
amended as to Clause 2 by this meeting, by striking out of Clause 12 "or as en- 
gineers or firemen on railways " and replacing last seven words by "along with the 

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CX. APPENDIX. [L893 



call due on May 15th." Add as Sec. XIII new Sec. as to engineers and firemen 
passed at this meeting. 

Art. VIII, Number this X, and put as Sec. 1. " The limit of benefits payable 
by this Association shall be $500, $L,000, $1,500 and $2,000," continuing with Sec. 
in Clause 2, Art. VII, proposed amendments. As Sec. 2, put Sec. in Clause 3, 
Art. VII, proposed amendments. As Sees. 3 to 7, put present Sees. 1 to 5. As 
Sec. 8, put Sec. 1 of Art. XVI. As Sec. 9, put Sec. in Clause 1 of Art. XVI, 
proposed amendments. 

Art. IX, Number XII, and amend as follows : Substitute for Sec. 1 Sec. in 
Clause 1, Art. IX, proposed amendments, as amended at this meeting. Expunge 
Sees. 2 and 3, and put as Sec. 2 the Sec. containing schedule of rates as passed at 
this meeting, and as Sec. 3, Sec. in Clause 3, Art. VI, By-Laws,of proposed amend- 
ments. Add as Sec. 4, Sec. in Clause 3, Art. IX, proposed amendments. Add 
as Sec. 5 new section relating to special assessment contained in Report of Com- 
mittee on Laws and amendments. 

Art. X, Number this XIII. 

Art. XIV amend (1) by striking out last seven words of Sec. 3 and substitut- 
ing " and members becoming brakemen or yardmen after joining the Associa- 
tion ;" (2) by inserting "and yardmen " after "trains" in Sec. 4. 

Art. XV, Number XI, and amend as follows : Substitute for Sec. 2 Sec. 
contained in Clause 1, Art. XV, of proposed amendments. Transfer Sec. 3 to 
Art. IV, By-Laws, as Sec. 3, and replace by Sec. in Clause 2, Art. XV, proposed 
amendments. Add as Sec. 3, Clause 3 following above, and as Sec. 5, Clause 
4, thereafter. Present Sec. 4 number Sec. 6. 

Art. XVII, transfer to By-Laws as Sec. 2, Art. III. 

Art. XVIII, Number Art. VII. 

AMENDMENTS TO THE BY-LAWS. 

Art. Ill of By-Laws, Number this IV, and substitute for Sec. 1 the Sec. in 
Clause 1, Art. Ill, proposed amendments. Substitute for Sec. 2, the Sec. in 
Clause 2, Art. Ill, proposed amendments, and transfer^it so as to be Sec. 4 of 
new Art. V. Put as Sec. 2, Art. XVII, Sec. 1, Constitution. Substitute for Sec. 
3 the Sec. in Clause 3, Art. Ill, proposed amendments. Add as Sec. 4 the Sec. 
next following above in proposed amendments. 

Art. IV of By-Laws, Number this V. and put as Sec. 2, Sec. 1 of Art. VI, 
amended as per Art. VI, Clause 1, proposed amendments. As Sec. 3, put Sec. 3, 
Art. XV, of Constitution. As Sec. 5, put new Sec. as in Art. IV, proposed 
amendments. As Sec. 6, put Sec. in Clause 2, Art. 6, proposed amendments. 

Art. V, Number this Art. III. 

Art. VII, Number this VI. 

Art. VIII, Number this VII. 

NON-RESIDENT DIRECTORS. 

On motion of Bro. Blackeby, seconded by Bro. A. T. Smith, 
the following were elected the Non-Resident Directors : 

Ontario — John Donogh, Toronto ; John Ormiston, Ganano- 
que ; L. Ferguson, St. Thomas. 

Quebec — W. Marriage, Montreal ; C. G. Gymer, Richmond ; 
Charles Griffith, Montreal. 



1893] odd-fellows' relief association. cxi- 



Maritime Provinces — J. H. Sutherland, Halifax, N.S. ; B. 
Bremner, Charlottetown, P.E.I. ; J. L. Stewart, Chatham, 
N.B. 

Manitoba and North- West Territories — R H. Shanks, 
Winnipeg; Dr. Riddell, Crystal City; J. K. Drinnon, Medicine 
Hat. 

The usual votes were made for the expenses of the hall, etc., 
for the meeting. 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS. 

Bro. Joseph Oliver, of Toronto, Deputy Grand Master, 
moved that the thanks of the Association be tendered to the 
President, the directors and the officers, and all who were as- 
sociated with them in the business of the Association. In doing 
so he desired to say that for several years he had watched 
closely the manner in which the affairs of the institution had 
been directed. He had felt chary in regard to assessment as- 
sociations of this kind, but prior to joining the O.F.R.A. he had 
taken notice of its course, and now he was assured that there 
was no similar association that was on a firmer and sounder 
basis. (Applause.) He was not saying this because he was at 
the meeting. He had endeavoured, so far as he could, to im- 
press this thought upon the Order, and to show that it had 
within it all the advantages which could be got in any other 
organization, that it was more profitable to pay dues into one 
organization giving all possible benefits than into three or four 
for the same results. He hoped the Association would be as 
prosperous in the future as in the past. He certainly would do 
all in his power to present the claims of the Association upon 
the Order as opportunity offered. He had great pleasure in 
moving the resolution of thanks to the management of the 
Association. (Applause.) 

Bro. John Donogh seconded the motion. He appeared in a 
double capacity, as a member of the Grand Lodge Advisory 
Committee, and as a member of the Association. The progress 
of the institution was very gratifying, and it gave him great 
pleasure, therefore, to endorse the sentiments of the Deputy 
Grand Master. He would be glad to say to the Grand Lodge 
that a very careful examination had been made of the affairs of 
the Association, and he found the management capable and 
worthy of the trusts committed to them. He found an efficient 
clerical staff, an excellent system of accounts, a zealous staff of 
agents, indeed everything which could conduce to a full apprecia- 



cxii. APPENDIX. [1893 



tion of the Association by the Order. He was satisfied that 
were the merits of the Association better understood the mem- 
bership would not be 5,000 or 6,000 but 20,000. He would take 
pleasure in doing all he could to advance the interests of the 
Association. (Applause ) He had looked over the records and 
seen that his lodge (Queen City of Toronto) had sent in sixteen 
applications in the last six months, and the only fault he had to 
find was that if the medical referee erred at all it was on the 
side of safety and caution. All things considered he felt that the 
O.F.R.A. was second to no association of the kind in Canada. 
(Applause.) 

The President, in replying, said he appreciated very highly 
the sentiments of men so high in the Order and so keen in busi- 
ness as the Deputy Grand Master and Bro. Donogh. He was 
very glad that the Association deserved the good words that 
had been spoken of it. 

Bro. T. Donnelly moved that the thanks of the Association 
be tendered to those who had come to the meeting from a dis- 
tance and had given their valuable assistance at the meeting. 
The work of the Committees had been well done, the Finance 
Committee especially presenting a statement at once lucid, in- 
teresting and satisfying. 

Bro. Mclver seconded the motion, and it was carried amid 
applause. 

At 11 p.m. the meeting adjourned. 



MEETING OF THE DIRECTORS. 



At a meeting of the Directors, held in the Association's office 
on Friday, July 21, the various officers were re-elected for the 
ensuing year. 



1893] LIST OF PAST GRAND MASTERS. cxiii. 



LIST OF PAST GRAND MASTERS. 



THOMAS REYNOLDS 1 Brockville 1856101859 

CHAUNCEY YALE 2 St. Catharines 1859 

S. G. DOLSON " i860 

WILLIAM BISSELL* London 1861 

H. C. BINGHAM Brantford 1862 

JAMES WOODYATT " 1863 

JAMES SMITH* London 1864 

JAMES D. TAIT St. Catharines 1865 

RICHARD WIGMORE 6 London 1866 

HENRY McAFEE« Windsor 1867 

j OHN BARR 7 Hamilton 1868 

THOMAS PARTRIDGE London 1869 

WILLIAM N. FORD St. Mary's 1870 

JOHN GIBSON Stratford 1871 

JOHN MURRAY Niagara Falls 1872 

GEORGE WRIGHT Toronto 1873 

WM. FITZSIMMONS Brockville 1874 

H. E. BUTTERY 8 London 1875 

J. HAM PERRY Whitby 1876 

CL. T. CAMPBELL London 1877 

J. T. HORNIBROOK Toronto 1878 

FIFE FOWLER Kingston 1879 

W. H. COLE Brockville 1880 

J. B. McINTYRE St. Catharines 1881 

HENRY ROBERTSON Collingwood 1882 

WM. MACDIARMID Lucan 1883 

A. L. MORDEN Napanee 1884 

N. H. MARTIN Chatham 1885 

JOHN ORMSBY DONOGH Toronto 1886 

JOHN R. REID Brockville 1887 

E. R. ROBINSON London 1888 

R. W. BELL Peterboro' 1889 

1890 

P. E. FITZ-PATRICK Hamilton 1891 

REV. T. W. JOLLIFFE Campbellford 1892 

1. Died 14th September, 1S59. 2. Died 15th April, 1866. 3. Died 4th November, 1878. 
4.. Died 26th November, 1S90. 5. Died 1st March, 1S90. 6. Died October 23rd, i£>Q2. 
7 Died 25th January, 1883. 8. Died 26th November, 1S76. 



CX1V. 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



LIST OF LODGES. 



LODGE. 


No. 


LOCATION. 


NIGHT OF MEETING. 


Brock 


9 

10 
13 
16 
22- 
28 
29 
30 
32 
33 
34 
35 
36 
38 
40 
41 
44 
45 
46 
47 
48 
49 
50 
51 
52 
53 
54 
55 
56 
57 
58 
59 
61 
62 
63 
64 
65 
66 
67 
68 
69 
70 
71 
72 
73 
74 
75 
76 
77 
78 
79 
80 
81 
82 
83 
84 
85 
86 
87 
88 
89 
90 
91 




Tuesday. 
Tuesday. 
Monday. 


Cataraqui 




Otonabee 


Peterborough 


Union 




Monday. 
Tuesday. 
Wednesday. 






Rose 


Amherstburg 


Chatham 




Tuesday. 


Eureka 


London 


Tuesday. 


Elgin 




Friday. 
Thursday. 


Erie 


Port Burwell 


Gore 


Monday. 


Samaritan 


I ogersoll 


Thursday. 


St. Mary's 


St. Mary's 


Tuesday. 


Forest City 


London 


Monday. 


Rondeau 




Friday. 


Avon 


Stratford 


Wednesday. 


Excelsior 


Hamilton 


Thursday. 
Wednesday. 


Frontier 


Windsor 


Mount Zion 




Thursday. 


Unity 


Hamilton 


Wednesday. 


Dominion 


London 


Wednesday. 


Canada 


Toronto 


Friday. 


Otter... 


Tilsonburg 


Monday. 


Biseell 


Mitchell 


Monday. 


Covenant 


Toronto 


Tuesday. 


Niagara Falls 


Niagara Falls 


Tuesday. 


Collingwood 


Collingwood 


Thursday. 
Wednesday. 


Fidelity 


Seaforth 

Toronto 


Queen City of Ontario .... 


Monday. 


Maple Leaf 


Orangeville 


Thursday. 
Wednesday. 


Howard 


Strathroy 


Kingston 


Kingston 


Friday. 




Oshawa 


Thursday . 


Huron 


Goderich 


Thursday. 


Barrie 


Barrie 


Monday. 


Victoria 


Hamilton 


Alternate Tuesdays. 


Friendship 


Petrolia 


Friday. 


Florence Nightingale 


Bowmanville 


Wednesday. 


Exeter 

Stayner 


Tuesday. 


North Star 


Thursday. 




Harriets ville 


Saturday. 


Lucan 


Lucan 


Tuesday. 




Toronto 


Monday. 


Eastern Star 


Whitby 


Tuesday. 


Fergus 


Fergus 


Tuesday. 


Bothwell 


Bothwell 


Tuesday. 


Warrin6r 


Port Perry 

St. Thomas 


Monday. 


St. Thomas 


Thursday. 


Oxford 


Ingersoll 


Monday. 


Durham 


Port Hope 


Tuesday. 


Nipissing 


Uxbridge 

Prescott 

Belleville 


Thursday. 


Amity 


Thursday. 




Thursday. 


Beaver 


Ruthven 


Tuesday. 


Clinton 




Tuesday. 


Walkerton 


Walkerton 


Friday. 


Constellation .... 




Tuesday, 


Napanee 




Tuesday. 


Empire 




Thursday. 


Olive Branch 




Monday. 






Monday. 


Ivy 


Parkhill 


Thursday. 


Grand River 


Paris 


Friday. 



1893] 



LIST OF LODGES. 



cxv. 



LIST OF LODGES— Continued. 



LODGE. 



Milton 

Western City 

Aylmer 

Nith 

Grand Union 

Minto 

Lindsay 

Golden Star 

Dosoronto 

Cataract 

Crescent 

Manilla 

St. Clair 

Waterloo 

Royal Oak 

Orion 

Laurel 

Peterborough 

Lucknow 

Trenton 

Gananoque 

Harmony 

Naomi 

Valley City 

Maitland 

Sydenham Valley 

Saxon 

Streetsville 

Dresden 

Stella 

Sarnia , 

Mizpah 

Charity 

Livingstone 

Marion 

Oakville 

Glencoe 

Orient 

Peaceful Dove 

Cobourg 

St. Lawrence 

Ancaster 

Garnet 

Leamington 

Concord 

Bay of Quinte 

Bridgetown 

Vivian 

Model 

Aurora 

Western Star 

Sycamore 

Hayden 

Wildey 

Alpha 

Brougham 

Pyramid 

Thamesville 

Progress 

Oak Leaf 

Listowtl 

Simcoe 

Oriental 

Romeo 

Beethoven 



93 
94 
96 
97 
98 
100 
101 
102 
103 
101 
105 
106 
107 
108 
109 
110 
111 
112 
113 
114 
115 
116 
117 
119 
120 
121 
122 
124 
125 
126 
127 
129 
130 
131 
132 
133 
134 
135 
136 
137 
138 
139 
140 
142 
143 
144 
146 
147 
148 
149 
151 
152 
153 
154 
155 
156 
157 
158 
159 
160 
161 
163 
164 
165 



Milton 

Chatham 

Aylmer. 

New Hamburg 

Berlin 

Harriston 

Lindsay. 

Brampton. 

Desaronto. 

Niagara Falls South. 

Hamilton 

Manilla. 

Point Edward. 

Gait. 

Forest .., 

Georgetown 

Toronto 

Peterborough .. 

Lucknow 

Trenton 

Gananoque 

Brantford 

Markham 

Dundas 

Wingham 

Wallaceburg... . 

Ailsa Craig 

Streetsville 

Dresden 

Carleton Place. 

Sarnia 

Belleville 

Sunderland 

Thorold 

Renfrew 

Oakville 

Glencoe 

Welland 

Cannington 

Cobourg 

Brockville 

Ancestor 

Mount Forest... 

Leamington 

Kingaville 

Picton 

Ridgetown 

Arnprior 

Wyoming 

Aurora 

Brussels 

Arkona 

Norwich 

Granton 

Almonte 

Whitevale 

Newmarket 

Thamesville 

Guelph 

Hamilton 

Listowel 

Simcoe 

Cornwall 

Stratford 

Brooklin 



NIGHT OF MEETING. 



Tuesday. 

Monday. 

Tuesday. 

Thursday 

Friday. 

Friday. 

Monday. 

Thursday. 

Wednesday. 

Thursday. 

Friday. 

Monday. 

Thursday. 

Monday. 

Monday. 

Monday. 

Alternate Mondays. 

Thursday. 

Friday. 

Wednesday. 

Monday. 

Tuesday. 

Monday. 
Wednesday. 

Thursday. 

Friday. 

Wednesday. 

Friday. 

Monday. 

Friday. 

Tuesday. 

Monday. 

Monday. 

Tuesday. 

Monday. 

Monday. 

Tuesday. 

1st and 3rd Tuesday, 

Thursday. 

Wednesday. 

Thursday. 

Monday. 

Tuesday. 

Thursday. 

Friday. 

Wednesday. 

Wednesday. 

Tuesday. 

Monday. 

Tuesday. 

Thursday. 

Tuesday. 

Friday. 

Wednesday. 

Monday. 

Thursday. 

Tuesday. 

Thursday. 

Thursday. 

Alternate Tuesdays. 

Tuesday. 

Friday. 

Monday. 

Tuesday. 

Friday. 



CXV1. 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



LIST OF LODGES— Continued. 



LODGE. 


No. 


LOCATION. 


NIGHT OF MEETING. 


Hillsburg 


167 
168 
169 
170 
171 
172 
173 
174 
176 
177 
178 
179 
180 
182 
183 
184 
186 
188 
189 
190 
191 
192 
194 
195 
196 
197 
200 
201 
202 
203 
204 
205 
206 
207 
209 
210 
211 
212 
214 
215 
216 
217 
218 
219 
220 
221 
223 
224 
226 
227 
228 
229 
230 
231 
232 
233 
234 
235 
236 
237 
239 
240 
241 
242 
243 


Hillsburg 


Friday. 


Sutton 


Sutton 


Monday. 


Grey 


Durham 


Monday. 




Port Elgin 


Monday. 






Monday. 




Kincardine ... 


Tuesday 


Emerald 


Dunnville 


Tuesday. 


Dolman 


Ayr 


Tuesday. 


Dauncey 

Montana 


Thedford 

Wroxeter 

Burlington 

Madoc 

Owen Sound 


Tuesday. 
Wednesday. 


Wellington Square 


Alternate Mondays. 




Monday. 


Owen Sound 


Thursday. 


Tecumseh 


Otterville 


Monday. 


Teeswater 


Teeswater 


Wednesday. 


Germania 


Waterloo 


Thursday. 


Dufferin 


Flesherton ., 


Tuesday. 


Cambridge 


Preston 


Wednesday. 


Parry Sound 


Parry Sound . 


Monday. 


C h or azin 


London East... 


Monday. 




Jarvis 


Monday. 


Howick 


Gorrie 


Tuesday. 


Albert 


Toronto 


Friday. 


Cicerone 


Woodville 


Tuesday. 




Florence 


Monday. 


Minerva 


Hamilton ... 


Alt. Wednesdays. 


Weston 




Tuesday. 


Beacon 


Port Colborne 


Wednesday. 


Silver Star 




Friday. 


Pembroke 


Pembroke.. .. 


Tuesday. 






Wednesday. 
Tuesday. 


Abiram 


Paisley ... 






Friday. 


Egremont 


Kerwood 


Friday. 


Millbank 


Millbank 


1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 


Brucefiel d 


Brucefield 


2nd and 4th Fridays. 


Lilly 


Dorchester Station 


Monday. 




Napanee 

Clifford 


Thursday. 


Clifford 


Friday. 






Monday. 


Elmira 


Elmira 


Friday. 






Friday. 


Enterprise 


Essex Centre ... . 


Thursday. 


Georgian Bay 


Waubiushene 


Thursday. 


Woodslee 


South Woodslee 


Wednesday. 


Cbesley 


Chesley .... 


2nd and 4th Tuesday. 






Friday. 
Monday. 


Ottawa 


Ottawa 




Merlin 

Tara 


Thursday. 
Friday. 


Sauble 


International 

Embro Star 


International Bridge 

Embro 


Thursday. 
Tuesday. 




Toronto 

Elora 


Tuesday. 
Thursday. 


Elora 






Wednesday. 
Wednesday. 




Hanover 






1st and 3rd Thursdays: 
Thursday. 
Tuesday. 
Weduesday. 


Waterford 


Waterford 






Farmersville 


Farmersville 


Stirling 


Stirling 


Wednesday. 






Thursday. 
Monday. 
Tuesday. 
Friday. 




Smith's Falls 

Toronto 

Thornbury 


Wilton 


Tbornbury 



1893] 



LIST OF LODGES. 



CXV11. 



LIST OF LODGES— Continued. 


LODGE. 


No. 


LOCATION. 


NIGHT OF MEETING. 


Port Arthur 


244 

245 
246 
247 
248 
249 
250 
251 
252 
253 
254 
255 
256 
257 
258 
259 
260 
261 
262 
263 
264 
265 
266 
267 
268 
269 
270 
271 
272 
273 
274 
275 
276 
277 
278 
279 
280 
281 
282 
283 
284 
285 
286 
287 
288 
289 
290 
291 
292 
293 
294 
295 
296 
297 
298 


Port Arthur 


Wednesday. 

Wednesday. 

Monday. 

Thursday. 

Tuesday. 

Monday. 

Monday. 

Monday. 

Monday. 






Orillia 


Orillia 






Campbellford 

Beaverton 


Campbellford. 


Ridgely 


Oil Springs 


Bracebridge 


Bracebridge . . 


Floral 


Toronto 


Caledonia 


Caledonia 


1st and 3rd Fridays. 


Alba 




Thursday. 
Wednesday. 


Tottenham 


Tottenham ... . 


Grand Valley 


Grand Valley .. 


Friday. 
Tuesday. 


Credit 


Erin 


Thamesford 


Thamesford . 


Thursday. 


Lynden 


Lynden 


Wednesday. 


Meaford 


Meaford 


Monday. 

Thursday. 

1st and 3rd Tuesdays. 

Tuesday. 

Monday. 

Tuesday. 


Gold Hill 


Rat Portage 

Norwood 

East Toronto . 


Norwood 


East Toronto 


Fraternity 


Perth .. 


Delta 


Delta 


Missanabie 




Tuesday. 

Thursday. 

Thursday. 


Algoma 


Fort William West 


Stanley 


Lanark 


Woodstock 


Woodstock 


Friday. 

Tuesday. 

Tuesday. 

Friday. 

Monday. 


Lansdowne 


Lansdowne 

North Bay 


North Bay 


Lakeview 




Hastings 


Hastings 


Midland 




Friday. 

Monday. 

Wednesday. 

Tuesday. 

Tuesday. 

Monday. 

Monday. 

Thursday. 

Alternate Wednesdays. 

Wednesday. 

Wednesday. 

1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 

Thursday 

Monday. 

Friday. 

Tuesday. 

Tuesday. 

Friday. 

Wednesday 

Friday. 

Monday. 

Friday. 

Friday. 

Wednesday. 


Fairy 




Sheard 




Lambton 




Rockliffe 




Grenville 




Balmoral 




Arthur 




Sudbury 




Earnscliffe 




Lyn 




Morewood 




Royal 


Havelock 


Ripley 


Chesterville 


Chesterville 


Glanworth 




Tweed 


Tweed 


Rodney 




Minnetonka 




Thomasburg 




Broadview 


Toronto 


Manotick 


Pontypool 




Mayflower 




Comber 











CXV111. 



APPENDIX. 



[1893 



REBEKAH DEGREE LODGES. 



LODGE. 


No. 


LOCATION. 





Victoria 


1 
4 
5 
6 
10 
12 
13 
14 
15 
16 
17 
18 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 
26 
27 
28 
29 
30 
31 


London 

Oshawa 

London East 

Windsor 

Kingston 

Gufelph 

Chatnam 

St. Thomas 

Gananoque 

Toronto 

Elora 

International Bridge 

Collingwood 

North Bay 

Sault Ste. Marie 

Lucknow 

Waterford 

Brantford 

Kincardine 

Gait 

Niagara Falls 

Sarnia 

Almonte 

Deseronto 

York 




Oshawa 




May Queen 




Naomi 




Louise 




Beatrice 




Jubilee 




Edna 




Harmony 


' 


Olive Branch 




Myrtle 




Excelsior 




Mizpah 




Donalda 




Flora 




Lucknow 




Ingle wood 




Prudence 




Alberta 




Ivy 




Esther 




Colfax 




At-the-Well 




Aberdeen 




Hebron 









DEGKEE LODGES. 



Metropolitan 

Victoria 

Leamington . 



Toronto 

Ottawa 

Leamington 



memories* 




" His memory is the shrine 
Of pleasant thoughts, soft as the scent of flowers 

Calm as on windless eve the sunVdecline ; 
Sweet as the song of birds among the flowers ; 

Rich as a rainbow with its h ues of light ; 
Pure as the moonbeams of an Autumn night — 
Weep not for him ! " 



" We'll not forget thee, we who stay 

To work a little longer here ; 
Thy name, thy faith, thy love shall lie 

On memory's page ail bright and clear. 
And when o'erwearied by the toil 

Of life our heavy'limbs shall be, 
We'll come, and one by one lie down 

Upon dear mother earth with thee.'' 



Jn flfoemoviam 
HENRY McAFEE 

PAST GRAND MASTER 
PAST GRAND PATRIARCH 

Frontier Lodge, No. 45. 
Frontier Encampment, No. 2. 

Died at Windsor, Ontario. 

OCTOBER 23rd, 1892 
AGED 76 YEARS, 10 MONTHS. 



" A pioneer of Oddfellowship in Ontario, he continued active in 
its work, as a faithful earnest worker, until failing health compelled 
his retirement ; even then, his zeal for the cause of Oddfellowship 
never abated, but remained warm and strong to the end." 



3n flftemoriam 



GEORGE P. DICKSON, P.G 



DIED AT TORONTO, MAY 13th, 1893. 



AGED 82 YEARS 



A pioneer of Oddfellowship in Canada, indeed. He died, 
leaving behind a noble record of good deeds. The memory of his 
early work for Oddfellowship will be co-existent with the Order itself. 



There is no death. An angel form 
Walks o'er the earth with silent tread 

And bears our best beloved friends away, 
And then we call them— dead." 



I 



3n flfcemouam 

JOHN SCHNEIDER 

PAST GRAND 
of Chatham Lodge, No. 29. 

PAST CHIEF PATRIARCH 
of Chatham Encampment, No. 10, Chatham. 

DIED JUNE 16th, 1893 
AGED 71 YEARS. 



" He was a noble man and a true Odd Fellow. He loved Oddfellow- 
ship for the good he found in it, and maintained an unbroken member 
ship for nearly thirty nine years. He gave honor to his Lodge and his 
example is worthy of emulation." 



JAMES HAY 

PAST GRAND 
Olive Branch Lodge, No. 88. 

PAST CHIEF PATRIARCH 

Maple Leaf Encampment, No. 55, Woodstock. 

DIED APRIL 4th, 1893. 

AGED 70 YEARS. 

" An Oddfellow true and good, 

Sincere in friendship, ready in relief, 
Discreet in trusts, faithful in brotherhood, 

Tender in sympathy and kind in grief.'" 



A 



INDEX. 



Abstract— page 

From returns of Rebekah Lodges 5508 

From semi-annual returns of Subordinate Lodges Appendix, ii.-xxxiii. 

Admonition— 

By tbe Grand Master 5481 

Addresses— 

By the Mayor, S. K. Binkley 5448 

ByBro. S. D.Warren, N. G., of Niagara Falls Lodge 5447 

By Bro. Grand Master, in reply 5448-9 

Alabama— 

Report on proceedings of 5575 

Appeals— 

Reference to, by the Grand Master 5479 

List of 5501 

For aid, referred by. the Grand Master 5471 

Arkansas— 

Report on the proceedings of t 5575 

Auditor— 

Bro. A.C. Stewart appointed 5461 

C. Packert, elected 5574 

Badenach, Bro. Wm., Grand Treasurer— 

Annual report of 5553-6 

Re-elected Grand Treasurer 5574 

Barnes, Rep. George— 

Letter from, re sickness of his daughter 5571 

Granted leave of absence 5571 

Binkley, Bro. S. K.— 

Address of Welcome 5448 

Invitation to Grand Lodge by, on behalf of the Order at Niagara Falls, to a 

trip on the Electric Railway— Accepted 5570 

Acknowledged resolution of thanks 5625 

Blackeby, Bro. A. H.— 

Reports of, to the Grand Master, re Fidelity Lodge No. 55, and Clinton 

Lodge No. 63 5491 

British Columbia— 

Report on the proceedings of 5576 

By-Laws— 

All received, at once sent to Chairman of Committee on 5506 

By-Law No. 97, of the Grand Lodge amended 5656 

By-Laws Nos. 98 and*102 of Grand Lodge amended 5648 

Report of Committee on 5632-47 



cxxviii. INDEX. [1893 



PAGE. 

California— 

Report on the proceedings of 5576 

Campbell, Bro. Cl. T., P.G.M., Grand Sire— 

Telegram of congratulation sent to 

Present ana greeted by the Grand Lodge and acknowledged the greeting... 5604 

Certificates— 

Issued to members of defunct Lodges 5462 

Form of , for non-resident sick members 5650 

Chicago— 

The Grand Master elected a delegate to the grand gathering at 5657 

Circulars— 

Issued by the Grand Master during the year— Appendices A to J to his 

Report 5484-98 

Clinton Lodge, No. 83— 

Letter from, re its position 5488 

Colorado— 

Report on the proceedings of 5577 

Columbian Demonstration at Chicago— 

Reference to 5472 

Rev. Bro. T. W. Jolliffe, P.G.M., elected a delegate to 5605 

Grand Master, Jos. Oliver, elected a delegate to 5657 

Comber— 

Comber Lodge No. 294, instituted at, charter granted to 5612 

Connecticut— 

Report on the proceedings of 5577 

Committees Appointed During Recess— 

On Laws of Subordinates 5461 

On General Purposes 5461 

On Fraternal Relations— On Odd Fellows' Relief Association— On reduction 

of Representation 5461 

On Insurance— on Semi-Centenial celebration— on Souvenir of membership 5462 

Committees, Standing and Special— 

Appointed 5556-9 

Committees— 

Meeting during recess to be paid mileage and per diem at same rate as 

paid at this Session 5653 

Committee on Appeals— 

Appointed 5558 

First.— Report of (No. 21), on the appeal of Ridgley Lodge vs. Aylmer Lodge, 
No. 94. The Committee sustain the appeal and direct Aylmer Lodge to 
pay Ridgley Lodge forthwith, $46.40 the balance claimed. 

Report by Rep. W. Macdiarmid, P.G.M., adopted 5628-9 

Second.— Report of (No. 22), on the appeal of A. R. Rowland vs. Eastern Star 
Lodge, No. 72. The Committee recommend that the appeal be dismissed 

Report by Rep. J. J. Manning, adopted 5630-1 

Third.— Report of (No. 23), on the appeal of Bro. Hassard, of Garnet Lodge 
vs. Teeswater Lodge, No. 183, referred for adjudication to the District 
Committee. 
Report by Rep. J. H. Magill, adopted 5631 



1893] 



INDEX. CXX1X. 



P4GE- 

Fourth.- -Report of (No. 24), on the appeal of Bro. R. Ronan vs. Grand 
Master and D.D.G.M., District No. 39. The appeal was sustained and a 
new election ordered. 
Report by Rep. A. Coyell, a motion to recommit not agreed to. Report 
adopted 5632 

Committee on Cbedentials— 

Appointed 5451 

Report of (No. 0), by Bro. J. B.King, Grand Secretary, adopted 5451-58 

COMMITTEE ON DISTRIBUTION— 

Appointed 5458 

Report of (No. 1), by Rep. W. H. Cole, P.G.M., adopted 5570-1 

Committee on Distbiots— • 

Report of, reconsidered and referred back to the Committee to reconsider 5632 
Report of (No. 43). The Committee recommend as directed by Grand 
Lodge that Naomi Lodge, No. 116, Markham, be taken from District No. 
29 and attached to Toronto District, No. 19. 
Report by Rep. W. J. Henry, adopted 5658 

Committee on Election Retubns— % 

Appointed 5457 

Report of (No. 2), by Rep. Jno. Donogh, P.G.M., adopted 5573 

Committee on Finance— 

Appointed 5557 

Reports of— 
First —Report of (No. 12). The Committee recommend that the Provincial 
Rebekah Convention be granted one hundred dollars, and express the 
hope that such requests will not be necessary in the future. 

Report by Rep. J. B. Reid, adopted 5610 

Second.— Report of (No. 34). The Committee report certain accounts cor- 
rect and recommend their payment— fix the sessional allowance for 
extra appointed offices— approve of the winding up of the affairs of 
late Mystic Lodge, and recommend that $50 be paid out of its funds to 
Widow Stock— name the salaries of Grand Officers for coming year- 
recommend that $300 be allowed for assistant to the Grand Secretary— 
that the bonds of the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer be renewed 
—that $50 be voted to Bro. Jno. Ormiston for expenses incurred by 
him while Grand Master— that 1,000 copies of Journal of 1893 be printed 
and distributed same as last year — that all Committees meeting during 
recess be paid, mileage and per diem, at same rate as paid to Reps, this 
year — the Committee recommend that $500 be placed to the credit 
of the Grand Master for expenses during the year. 

Report by Rep. A. H. Blackeby 5652 

Clause 6, amended by striking out $300 and inserting $100 5654 

Report as amended was adopted 5654 

Third.— Report of (No. 35). The Committee recommend that the fines 
standing against Egremont, Hanover and Sycamore Lodges be re- 
mitted, the disputed account of Hanover Lodge to be arranged by the 
Grand Secretary. 

Report by Rep. W. A. Dennis, adopted 5654 

Fourth— Report of (No. 36). The Committee recommend payment of the 
account of $50 of the Committee on Fraternal Relations, and that the 
Committee be discontinued. 
Report by Rep. N.S. Given, adopted 5654 



cxxx. INDEX. [1893 



PAGE. 

Committee on Genehal Pubposes— 

Appointed 5558 

Keport of (No. 44). The Committee report their acts during the year past 
—that badges had been provided for the present session— that the 
Journal had been printed by the Dominion Odd Fellow Printing Co. in 
a most satisfactory manner and recommend that the same company do 
the work this year— that the report of Special Committee had been 
printed and issued as directed- and approve the issue by the Grand 
Secretary of his annual circular. 

Report of Bro. W. F. Mountain, adopted 5658-9 

Committee on Judioiabt— 

Appointed 5557 

First— Report of (No. 8), approving decisions Nos. 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 17, 
18,19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24— amending decisions, 2,9, 11, 16, and not approving 
12, 15. 

Report by Rep. J. T. Hornibrook, P.G.M., adopted 5609 

Second.— Report of (No. 18). The Committee endorse and approve of 
Clause 51, Con. of Sub. Lodges and answer yes to the question, is said 
- Clause legal. 

Report by Rep. J. S. R. McCann, adopted 5626 

Third.— Report of (No. 19). The Committee reply to questions as to the 
term of and cessation of duties of a D.D.G.M. by referring to decisi.n 
No. ], Grand Master, this year— that two candidates at an election 
having the same number of voles, they being the smallest number of 
votes cast, a ballot should decide which should be withdrawn or the 
ballot continued until an election was had— that Lodges meeting out- 
side a citv's limits, may receive candidates residing in the city, provid- 
ing they reside nearer to the outside Lodge than to the city Lodge- 
that a By-law cannot be altered or amended by a simple motion— that 
all By-laws should be interpreted according to their strict text. 

Report by Rep. D. H. Moore, adopted 5627 

Fourth.— Report of (No. 20),— that a Lodge may, by a By-law to that effect, 
reduce the amount to be paid as sick benefits at a lesser period than a 
year, without conflicting with Clause 52, Con. Sub. Lodges— that a 
Lodge may by By-law provide for $4.00 per week first six months, $2 00 
next six months and $1.00 per week afterwards. 
Report by Rep. W. Menzies, adopted 5628 

Committee on Legislation— 

Appointed 5557 

First. —Report of (No. 29), recommending that Grand Lodge By-laws Nos. 98 
and 102 be amended. 

Report by Rep. J. McLurg, adopted 5648 

Second.— Report of (No. 31), approving the adoption of the form of certifi- 
cate submitted, as a safeguard in claims for non-resident sick 
members. 

Report by Rep. J. McLurg, adopted • 5649 

Third.— Report of (No. 33). The Committee report adversely to appointing 
a Grand Lodge Medical Examiner. 

Report by Rep. A. M. Lafferty, adopted 5652 

Fourth.— Report of (No. 37),- that Claute 1, Grand Secretary's Report re a 
substitute for widows' annuities, etc., maybe best dealt with by Subor- 
dinate Lodges. 
Report by Rep. D. Robertson, adopted 5654 



1893] index. cxxxi. 



PAGE. 

Fifth.— Report of (No. 40). The Committee report adversely on the resolu- 
tion, making it an offense liable to expulsion for a Brother to act as 
Instructor unless he has first received the sanction of the Grand 
Master. 

Report by Rep. Thos. Woodyatt, adopted 5656 

Sixth.— Report of (No. 41). The Committee deem it inexpedient to make 
the change recommended by the Grand Secretary in Clause 13 of his 
report, but leave the matter to local legislation. 

Report by Rep. J. McLurg, adopted 5656 

Seventh.— Repoit of (No. 42). The Committee recommended the adoption 
of an amendment to Grand Lodge By-law 97, providing for the 
collection of a capitation tax on Rebekah Lodges. 
Report by Rep. J. E. Terhune, adopted 5656 

Committee on Mileage and Per Diem— 

Appointed 5557 

Report of (No. 18), with tablu of distances, amour ts due to Representatives, 
Officers and Committees. 

Report by Rep. M. L. Weber, adopted 5613-24 

Report of (No. 32). The Committee verifies its former report and recom- 
mends the payment of Officers and Representatives of $5,171.00. 
Report by M. L. Weber, adopted 5652 

Committee on Petitions and Correspondence— 

Report of (No. 14), recommending that certain matters that had been, 
referred to, be referred to other Committees— approving Clause 33, 
Grand Master's Report— approving of the restoration to Wellington 
Square Lodge of its funds, and gratification that D.D.G.M.'s have been 
so diligent during the year. 
Report by Rep. R. W. Bell, P.G.M., adopted 5612 

Committee on Rebekah Degree— 

Report of (No. 13). The Committee recommend that Charters be issued 
to the Lodges instituted during the year— that the question of a Con- 
stitution for Rebekah Lodges be laid over till next year, and recom- 
mend that Rebekah Lodges have By-laws printed within three months 
after Constitution— and that the Grand Lodge give every possible 
assistance and encouragement to the Rebekahs. 
Report by Rep. A. A. Graham, adopted ! 5611 

Committee on State of the Order— 

Appointed 5557 

First.— Report of (No. 9), approving the congratulatory telegram to the 
Grand Sire. 

Report by Rep. F. W. Armstrong, adopted 5609 

Second.— Report of (No. 10), expressing thanks of Grand Lodge to Bro. 
Jolliffe for his valued services during the past year. 

Report by Rep. A. W. Cameron, adopted 5609 

Third.— Report of (No. 11). Approving the acts of the Grand Master in the 
appointing of Committees and D.D.G.M.'s, during recess. 

Report by Rep. A. McFarlane, adopted 5610 

Fourth— Report of (No. 15), recommending that charters be isseued to 
Lodges instituted during the year and to Brougham Lodge which had 
its charter destroyed by fire. 
Report by Rep. P. McCandlish, adopted 5613 



cxxxii. INDEX. [1893 



PAGE. 

Fifth.— Report of (No. 17). The Committee recommend that the in-com- 
ing Grand Master give special attention to the Lodges reported weak, 
viz., Tottenham, No. 255; Fidelity, No. 55 ; Clinton, No. 83. 

Report by Rep. Jno. Donogh, P.G.M., adopted 5G13 

Sixth.— Report of (No. 38). The Committee approve the Grand Master's 
action in witholding from state jurisdictions the privilege to ask for 
and from our Subordinates, and recommend the Dominion Odd Fellow 
to the Order. 

Report by Rep. J. J. Craig, adopted 5655 

Seventh.— Report of (No. 39). The Committee recommend that $500 beset 
apart to be used by the Grand Master in his discretion towards visiting 
weak Lodges and the organization of new Lodges. 
Report by Rep. Jno. Ormiston, not adopted 5655 

Committee on Laws op Subobdinates— 

Appointed, in interim 5557 

First.— Report of (No. 25), giving list of Lodges whose By-laws have been 
reported on with the authorities for corrections. 

Report by Rep. J. A. Morton 5632-48 

Report referred back to the Committee to amend the clause referring to 

By-law No. 48, of Otonabee Lodge, No. 13 5632 

Second.— Report of (No. 27), amended as directed by Grand Lodge. 

Report by Bro. J. A. Morton, adopted 5648 

Report as so amended was adopted. 

Committees, Special— 

Appointed in interim 5558 

On Fraternal Relations- 
First— Report of (No. 3), by Bro. H. Robertson, P.G.M., ordered to be 

spread on the Journal 5575-5602 

On Reduction of Representation- 
Second.— Report of (No. 0), made a special order 5560-4 

Schedules accompanying report 5565-9 

Report by Rep. Jno. Donogh, P.G.M., considered and indefinitely 

postponed 5626 

Third.— On Insurance Act, and Uniform Financial By-laws- 
Appointed 5462 

Report of (No. 4), by Bro. Hy. Robertson, P.G.M., adopted 5604 

Fourth.— Report of (No. 5). That Bro. T. W. Jolliffe, P.G.M., be an ac- 
credited representee to the gathering at Chicago. 

Report by Rep. S. M. Thomson, adopted , 5605 

Fifth .—Report of (No. 6), by Rep. J. H. Parnell, referred back and not 

handed in again 5606 

Sixth.— Report of (No. 16). Recommending thanks to the several railways, 
for reduced rates— and to the vising agent, Mr. Maloney, for courtesies. 

Report by Rep. A. B. Hurrell, adopted 5613 

SevenM. —Report of (No. 28). Amended report No. 6, recommending that 
the Sov.G.L. be requested to confer the title of Past Grand Master on 
Bro. Jno. Ormiston. 

Report by Rep. J. H. Parnell, adopted 5648 

On Souvenirs- 
Appointed 5462 

Eight.— Report of (No. 7), recommending that 25,000 copies be procured, 
and given free to members, the cost of, being named. 
Report by Rep. Alf. Coyell, adopted 5606 



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Ninth.— Report of (No. 30), approving the action of the Grand Master, re 
the death of late Bro. G. P. Dickson, as per clause 31 of his report- and 
recommending that memorial pages be allotted to Brothers Dickson 
and Hy. McAfee, P.G.M. 
Report by Rep. T. Kayne, adopted , 5649 

Decisions— 

Of the Grand Master 5476-7 

Deoobation DAT- 
Reference to, in Grand Master's Report 5463 

Delawabe— 

Report of the proceedings of 5573 

Dickson, Bbo. Geobge P.— 

Death of, referred to by the Grand Master 5481 

Mention approved by Special Committee No. 2— Keport No. 30 5649 

Memorial page to cxxiii. 

Distbict of Columbia— 

R#port on the proceedings of 5579 

Distbicts— 

Extracts from reports of D.D.G.M's 5474-5 

Communication from District No. 29, asking for re-distribution of the 

District, referred to the Committee on Districts 5607 

Distbict Committees— 

Amendment to the Constitution, referring to— referred to the Committee 

on Legislation 56 02 

Distbict Deputy Gband Master,*— 

List of, of Subordinate Lodges 5603-68 

List of, of Rebekah Lodges 566y 

Dominion Odd Fellow— 

Reference to, by the Grand Master 5473 

Reference to, by the Grand Secretary 5507 

Dominion Obgan Co., of Bowmanville— 

Resolution of thanks to, for present of fans 561! 

Election Retubns— 

Report of Committee on 5573 

Fidelity Lodge, No. 55— 

Report of Special Deputy on the position of 5488-9 

Fibe— 

Lodges visited by 5 4 7 q 

Fitz-Patbick, Bbo. P. E.— 

Elected Grand Representative 5574 

Floob Wobk— 

Resolution to allow no Instructors in the, unless he first has permission 

of the Grand Master ^6U2 

Referred to the Committee on Legislation 5602 

Report No. 40, by Rep. Thos. Woodyatt, adopted 5656 



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_ PAGE . 
FORM— 

Of a claim paper for benefits for non-residents 5650-1 

Funeral benefit, recommended by the Grand Secretary 5495 

Georgia— 

Report on the proceedings of 5579 

Grand Master— 

Repliesto addresses by 5448-9 

Annual report of— 

New Lodges instituted 5459 

Rebekah Lodges instituted 5460-1 

Committees appointed in interim 5461 

Auditor, and Certificates Issued 5462 

Decoration Day— Official visits 5463-69 

Fires, &c , 5470 

Grand Instructor, and appeals for aid 5471 

Columbian Demonstration— Grand Sire Campbell &c 5472 

Dominion Odd Fellow, Rebekah districts 5473-4 

Decisions 5476-7 

Appeals 5479 

Grand Secretary. Report of— 

Introductory 5494 

Increased funeral benefit suggested 5495 

Duties performed 5496 

Statement of receipts 5496 

Statement of expenditure 5497 

Journal of 1892, distributed— mileage and per diem, for 1893 compiled — 

rates on railways 5497 

Returns— O. F. Relief Association 5498 

Past Grand's Register, etc 5499 

Term of Bro. J. Ormiston— Veteran Jewels issued— Mystic Lodge 5500 

Appeals— claim for benefits— form— Constitution for Rebekahs 5501 

Abstract from returns of Rebekah Lodges 5503 

Incorporation 5504 

Grand Sire, Bro. Dr. Cl. T. Campbell— 

Grand Master's reference to 5172 

Present, welcomed and addressed the Grand Lodge 5604 

Grand Treasurer, Bro. Wm. Badenach— 

Annual Report of 5553-56 

Re-elected 5574 

Hassard, Bro.— 

Appeal of, vs. Teeswater Lodge, No. 183— referred to District Committee ... 5631 

Hamilton— 

Resolution to hold sossion of 1894 at, not agreed to 5657 

Hoyle, Bro. W. H.— 

Elected Deputy Grand Master 5574 

Idaho— 

Report on the proceedings of 5580 

Illinois— 

Reportonthe proceedings of &5&1 



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PAGE. 

Incobpobation— 

Forms for, under the Act of 1892-3 5504 

List of Lodges incorporated under old Acts 5506 

Lodges recommended to incorporate at once — Clause 20 Grand Secretary's 

report 5504 

Indiana— 

Report on the proceedings of 5581 

INSTBUCTOB— 

Recommendation that one be appointed by the Grand Master 5471 

Reported on favorably but not adopted 5655 

Iowa— 

Report on the proceedings of 5581 

Jolliffe, Rev. T. W., Gband Masteb — 

Replies to addresses by 5448-9 

Present at opening of Grand Lodge 5450 

Annual Report of 5458-84 

Appendices to report of 5484-94 

Chosen as accredited Representative at the demonstration at Chicago 5605 

Joubnal op 1893— 

One thousand copies ordered to be printed and distributed 5653 

Kansas— 

Report on the proceedings of 5581 

Keewatin— 

Minnetonka Lodge, No. 292, instituted at— Charter granted to 5612 

Kentucky— 

Report on the proceedings of 5583 

Kingston— 

Invitation from the Mayor of, to hold Session of 1894 at, adopted 5656 

King, Mbs. Pbudence, Pbesident Rebekah Convention— 

Address of > Appendix, xxxv-viii. 

King, Bko. J. B., Gband Secbetaby— 

Report of, and statistics 5494-5533 

Re-elected 5574 

Lodges — 

List of new Lodges instituted in 1892-3 5459-60 

Allocated to Districts 5460 

List of Rebekah, instituted during the year 1892-3 5460-1 

List of, incorporated under old acts 5504-5 

List of , with nights of meeting Appendix, cxiv-viii. 

London— 

Resolution to hold session of 1894 at, not agreed to 5657 

Louisiana— 

Report on the proceedings of 5584 

Loweb Pbovinces— 

Report on the proceedings of 5584 



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Manotick— 

Lodge instituted at— charter granted to 5612 

Maine— 

Report on the proceedings of 5585 

Manitoba— 

Report on the proceedings of 5586 

Markham— 

Naomi Lodge, No. 116, of, attached to Toronto District, No. 19 5658 

Massachusetts— 

Report on the proceedings of 5587 

Congratulatory telegram to the Grand Lodge of 3611 

Medical Certificate— 

Form provided by tbe Grand Lodge must be used by Subordinates 5607 

Medical Examiner— 

Resolution to appoint a, referred to the Committee on Legislation 5608 

Reported on, adversely, report adopted 5652 

Michigan— 

Report on the proceedings of 5588 

Mileage and Per Diem— 

Fixed , 5570 

Amount of , ordered paid 5652 

Minnesota— 

Report on the proceedings of 5588 

Minutes of the Session of 1892— 

Adopted as printed 5458 

Of the Rebekah Convention Appendix, xxxiv-lvi. 

Mississippi— 

Report on the proceedings of 5589 

Montana- - 

Report on the proceedings of 5589 

Mortuary— 

Reference to the death of members by the Grand Master 5480 

Mystic Lodge, No. 128— 

Charter surrendered 5505 

Donation from the funds of, to Mrs. Stock 5653 

McAfee, Bro. H., P.G.M.— 

Death of, referred to by the Grand Master 5481 

Memorial page ordered to 5649 

Memorial page for I 5659-60 

Obituary Notices Appendix, cxix. 

Odd Fellows' Relief Association— 

Reference to, in Grand Master's report 5462 

Reference to, by the Grand Secretary 5498 

Odd Fellows' Hall, Toronto— 

Reference to, by the Grand Master 5475 



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Official Visits— 

By the Grand Master 5463-9 

Official Reporter— 

Bro. A. S. Scott appointed 5451 

Officers— 

Presentat the opening of Grand Lodge 5458 

List of, for 1893-4 5445 

Ohio— 

Report on the proceedings of 5595 

Oliver, Bro. Joseph, Acting Grand Master— 

Circular of 5490 

Elected Grand Master 5574 

Oregon— 

Report of the proceedings of 5596 

Ormiston, Jno.— 

Sovereign Grand Lodge to be requested to confer rank of Past Grand 

Master on 5648 

Fifty dollars voted to, for expenses incurred while he was Grand Master. ... 5653 

Nevada— 

Report on the proceedings of 5589 

New Hampshire— 

Report on the proceedings of 5590 

New Jersey— 

Report on the proceedings of 5591 

New South Wales— 

Report on the proceedings of 5592 



New York— 

Reportonthe proceedings of 5593-4 

Niagara Falls— 

Session of 1893 held at 5447 

North Dakota— 

Report of the proceedings of 5595 

Paokert „Brc. Charles— 

Re-elected Auditor 5574 

Parham— 

May Flower Lodge No. 297, instituted at, charter granted 5612 

Past Grand Masters— 

List of cxiii. 

Pennsylvania— 
Reportonthe proceedings of 5597 

Pontxpool— 

Lodge instituted at, charter granted 5612 

Prayer— 

Opening 5450 



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PAGE. 

Quebec— 

Report on the proceedings of 5597 

Questions— » 

By Samaritan Lodge, No. 35 5(503 

" Unity Lodge, No. 47 5603 

" Valley City Lodge, No. 117 5603 

" Carleton Lodge, No. 240 5603 

" Union Lodge, No. 16 5607 

" Fergus Lodge, No. 73 5607 

•• Peterborough Lodge, No. Ill 5607 

" Victoria Lodge, No. 64 : 5607 

" Grand Valley Lodge No. 256 5608 

Rebekahs— 

Reference to by the Grand Master 5473 

Report of Grand Representatives re 5493 

The power to levy Capita Tax 5493 

Constitution for, suggested 5501 

Abstract from the returns ; 5503 

Rebekahs— 

Capita Tax, of 20c. per annum collected semi-annually, sanctioned 

District Deputies of 5669 

Rebekah Convention— 

Communicaiion from, asking for a grant of; $100— referred to the Finance 

Committee— with instructions 5604 

Minutes of the Appendix, xxxiv-lvi* 

Receipts— 

Statement of 5534-52 

Registbation— 

Of the Grand Lodge renewed 5504 

Rhpobteb— 

Official— appointed 5451 

Repbesentatives, Gband— 

To Sovereign Grand Lodge, report of; Appendix, lvii.-lxxiii. 

Repbesentatives— 

List of 5451-7 

Resolutions— 

By Pembroke Lodge, No. 203 5603 

Retubns— 

Abstracts from Appendix, ii-xxxiii- 

Rhode Island— 

Report of the proceeding of 5598 

Ridgely Lodge, No. 250, Oil Spbings— 

Appeal by, vs. Aylmer Lodge, No. 94, sustained 5629 

Ron an, R., Ottawa— 

Appeal by, vs. Grand Master and D.D.G.M., sustained ... 5632 

Rowland, A. R., Whitby— 

Appeal by, vs. Eastern Star Lodge, not sustained 5631 



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PAGE. 

Saunders, Rev. Bro. W. J.— 

Opening prayer by 5450 

Scott, Bro. A. S.— 

Appointed, Official Reporter for the Session 5451 

South Carolina— 

Report of the proceedings of 5598 

South Dakota — 

Report of the proceedings of 5599 

Souvenir of Membership— 

Ordered by Grand Lodge 5606 

Statistical Tables Appendix 

Stewart, Bro. A. C— 

Appointed Auditor 5461 

Sycamore Lodge, No, 151, Arkona— 

Fine of— remitted 5654 

Thanks— 

Resolution of, to the Dominion Organ Co. for timely present of fans 5611 

Resolution of, to Bro. S. K. Binkley, Mayor, for courtesies during the Ses- 
sion 5625 

Resolution of, to the Committee on reduction of representation 5626 

The Grand Master expresses his 5449 

Resolution of, to Grand Master, Rev. T. W. Jolliffe 5658 

Thomasburg— 

Lodge instituted at, Charter granted 5612 

Toronto— 

Broadview Lodge, No. 294, instituted at, Charter granted 5612 

Tennessee— 

Report on the proceedings of 5599 



Unwritten Work— 

Exemplification of, made a special order 5570 

Exemplification of , by the Grand Representatives 5609 

Veteran Jewels— 

Issued during the year 5500 

Resolution by Rep W. H. Cole, P.G.M., to make the— legal regalia for all 

occasions by the wearer entitled to wear it 5605 

Vermont— 

Report on the proceedings of 5600 



Virginia— 

Report of the proceedings of 5600 

Waddell.Mrs. John— 

Secretary Rebekah Convention, communication from 5604 

Report of Appendix, xxxix.-xlv. 

Weak Lodges— 

Reference to, in Grand Master's report 5469-70 



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PAGE 

Wellington Square Lodge, No. 178— 

Funds of, Restored 5482-5400 

Whitevade— 

New Charter granted to Brougham Lodge, No. 155, at 5613 

Wisconsin— 

Report of the proceedings of 5601 

Woodyatt, James, P.G.M.— 

Representative of Gore Lodge, No. 34, present 5452 

Woodyatt, Thos.— 

Elected Grand Warden 5574 

Young, Rep J. A.— 

Appointed, assistant to the Grand Secretary 5450 



ERRATUM. 

In Report No. 17, page 5613, secondjline of clause 2, read " building " for " winding. 



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